July - September, 2018: A selection of my artwork is now available for the summer season at Evrgreen, a charming coffee shop in the townsite of Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park!

Representation: I am honoured to have my work represented by these well-respected professional galleries:
Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon
Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, 2266 Smith Street- a vibrant, bustling part of town.

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

Monday, September 7, 2009

A Good Weekend

We had a really great visit with my brother-in-law and his family. They have one little fella who is about 20 months old. Oh what fun my boys had with their one and only cousin! It was such a treat to see them all together. They were thoroughly entertained by each other, however Tommy did have a bit of a melt-down on Saturday night. It was a moment of  true despair. He thought Sammy didn't love him any more because he was paying so much attention to little Georgie. Tommy sobbed and sobbed until finally my dear sweet Sam realized why Tommy was so upset. He went straight over to his little brother, put his arms around him and said, "Oh Tommy, I still love you it's just that I have you for my whole life and I only have Georgie for two days. Do you understand now?" Yup, you guessed it.... mommy cried too!

Water Striders- Foxtrot
acrylic on canvas

Here is a little 7x7 abstract reflection that I did one afternoon when a neighbor had the boys over for a play date. These reflections make me so happy when I do them, especially when they go as smoothly as this one did. It is acrylic on canvas and will likely be in the show. It was inspired by a photo from one of my favorite Plein air painting locations, Spruce River, P.A.N.P. Unfortunately the large reflection I am working on at the studio right now is not going as well. Rats. But I am not giving up on it yet. I am determined to make it work... Why you ask? Because I jumped the gun and had it framed before it was finished. I thought I would save time and take it to the framer with the batch I had ready to go. Lesson learned.  


Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

This is gorgeous. What I say is true! Your work is spectacular -- joyous, gorgeous and brilliant.

Of course you'll succeed on your big canvas.

These moments with children are the stuff memories are made of. Aren't we lucky to have our children!

Take care,


Tammy Hext said...

Hi Nicki,
This piece is gorgeous!!!!!!

Janie B said...

I love this one, too. My favorite colors are blue and green. Love the swirls. I'm so glad you are finding the artist within.

Nicki said...

Thank you ladies for all of your support! I love reading your encouraging comments.

Sincerely, thanks.

Gary Keimig said...

very nice. So much energy in a very controlled way.

suzanneberry said...

Your work is so lush, rich and sumptuous, i love your freedom and energy! just beautiful!

Thank you so much for your comments regarding the challenge. i guess my insecurity is part of the deal, and it helps to share the fear because comments like yours make it dissipate.

enjoy the weekend and thanks again. looking forward to seeing more of your incredible work. best, suzanne

Nicki said...

Thanks Gary. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a message.

Suzanne, you truly deserve every bit of success you get and I love looking at your blog. I am so excited for you!