My first website is up! www.nickiault.com

Representation: My work can be found at these professional galleries:
Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon, the Canada Building on 21st Street
Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, 2266 Smith Street
Webster Galleries in Calgary, Unit 2 625-77th Ave. SE

March 21, 2019: I was interviewed by Galleries West Magazine. Read the article here.

November 10, 2016: I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Light of Lights

Light of Lights
20 x 20
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2019

I just realized how long it has been since I wrote a blog post. 

Open Studio was a huge success! It was such a busy day, but I wasn't feeling well so it took the fun out of it for me. The bug I felt coming on that day actually didn't fully develop. I thought I dodged it until the evening of Black Friday six days later. Wham! It took me down hard and then I didn't leave my bed or couch for about nine days straight. If anyone needs any advice on small claims court issues, I can probably help since, for some reason when I was conscious, I got hooked on the People's Court. Ha!

I finally got to the studio the other day and got back to work on two commissions that must get done ASAP. I also worked on some new 8x8's for Darrell Bell Gallery (which have now been delivered) and as they were drying I worked on this new beauty.

I have been thinking a lot about life's difficulties: illnesses, relationship troubles, job losses, strained economies, political turmoil, etc. It can be overwhelming. I worry for my kids and what awaits them in our suffering world. The best I can do is try to be kind and compassionate and try to paint images that I feel are beautiful, hopeful and bring light.

That is what this painting is about. I would love your thoughts. Do you see the hope in it?

“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. 
Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” 

Roy T. Bennett,
The Light in the Heart


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Lone Star

Lone Star
48 x 36"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2019
available at Assiniboia Gallery

Big. Beautiful. Brand new!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Gentle Comes The Night

Gentle Comes The Night
30 x 40"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2019
sold at Assiniboia Gallery

Art Now Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair was such a great weekend for my art! Assiniboia Gallery swapped this painting out with the Waskesiu River that sold the night before at the gala opening. "Gentle Comes The Night" promptly sold later that morning!


Beautiful Storm

Beautiful Storm
36 x 36"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2019
sold at Assiniboia Gallery

Many challenges came my way with this one, but it finally got to a place where I could call it complete. I love the warm light in the clouds juxtaposed against the cool, stormy blues. This was the main painting I created for Art Now Saskatchewan Art Fair, but it pre-sold and therefore didn't make it into the show!


The Calmest Of Days

The Calmest Of Days
24 x 36"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2019
sold at Assiniboia Gallery

The light in this one really turned out well, the photo doesn't do it justice. This painting sold on opening night at Art Now Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair in September.



Saturday, November 9, 2019

Last Glisten

Last Glisten
8 x 8"
oil on panel
© Nicki Ault, 2019
available at Darrell Bell Gallery

It's hard to see in the photo, but there is a little shimmer of light on the dugout where the sun is about to go down. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Fire-tipped Clouds

Fire-tipped Clouds
8 x 8"
oil on panel
© Nicki Ault, 2019
available at Darrell Bell Gallery

Small art, big impact.

Another new painting at Darrell Bell Gallery.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Serene

Serene
20 x 20"
oil on panel
© Nicki Ault, 2019
available at Assiniboia Gallery

This peaceful scene is now available at the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina. It is quiet and contemplative. A reminder of those gentle summers' evenings at the lake sitting on the beach and listening to the water lap at the shore.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Evening Canola

Evening Canola
8 x 8"
oil on panel
© Nicki Ault, 2019
available at Darrell Bell Gallery

A pink tinge in the sky at dusk in late July.

Memories

Memories
8 x 8"
oil on panel
© Nicki Ault, 2019
available at Darrell Bell Gallery

 Gentle waves and evening light.