By the look of this work – I think he Nailed it!

Street Artist Nails (aka Fers) is the alternative name for Niels Oeltjen  who was born in Germany in 1976. Niels moved to Australia at the age of 6 with his family, growing up in the Huon Valley in Tasmania. He now resides in Hobart.

  • After completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Tasmanian School of Art in 1998, he has been a graphic designer since 1997 and an artist since 1996.
  • A trip to Europe in 1995 introduced him to serious graffiti practice and in 1998 he moved to Melbourne to join and be inspired by the burgeoning street art scene.
  • He is a muralist, craftsperson and has exhibited internationally as well as having shown at the National Gallery of Australia.
  • Niels is also represented by the Jacky Winter group for illustration from 2007-2010.

On his website Niels quotes: “I thrive in collaborative teams and welcome diverse input. I am calm, worldly, widely travelled and humility and humour serve me well”. You can view his portfolio at

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