- Board of Directors - Director at Large
Niki Green was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where her love of art was encouraged
by her father, who was a professional musician. She graduated from the University of Manitoba
with a Bachelor of Arts, and from York University with a Bachelor of Education.
After moving to Toronto, Ontario, Niki became an elementary school teacher. She discovered
that teaching art and music gave many students the opportunity to express themselves with
freedom and joy. She became interested in making jewelry as a creative and therapeutic outlet
, and began selling her creations both privately and to retail outlets. After making jewelry for
over 20 years, she wanted to pursue another creative outlet, and mixed media art really
appealed to her.
In 2009, Niki moved to Victoria, BC and is constantly inspired by the sheer physical beauty
around her. She is now a full time artist, and her passion for bright and vibrant colours is very
much reflected her art. Niki’s art can be found on Instagram ( Niki Green/CHAOS CREATIVE)
and on Facebook (Niki’s Mixed Media Art). She is currently a Brand Ambassador for The Crafters
Niki joined the Coast Collective in 2018 and became an active volunteer. She co-chairs the
Social Media Team and helps organize staff special events. Niki became a Board Director in
2019 and chairs the committee for the Coast Collective’s annual Fundraiser.