Nikki in Pink (2023)

Dide is a painter, poet and composer-musician. In 2023, she became a RBA Rising Star (and again in 2024), won the SWA Young Artist Award and was selected by the Women in Art Prize. Her neurodiverse style is derived from how she sees the world: finding shapes in everyday things to avoid visual overwhelm. She specialises in oil portraits and is inspired by narrative, photographic techniques and philosophy. Sometimes, Dide will hide poems in her artworks and create exhibition soundtracks.