July and August 2017: A small selection of my work, courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus) throughout the summer months.

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


Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon. For a limited time several of my large oil paintings are also available at
their new street front gallery on 21st Street (formally Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery).

Ongoing: a selection of my larger work is available at The Black Spruce Gallery at Northside on Highway 2 just before the turn to Christopher Lake.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Falker Satherhood

Breakthrough At The Hilltop
22x14
acrylic on 300 lb paper

This painting was in my first ever solo art show at a coffee shop back in 2004. I was pregnant with Tommy and busy with Sammy, who was almost two. It was a very exciting time. The show was a success, and my dad loved this painting, so I gave it to him for his birthday. It is displayed on a decorative easel in his home office. Since today is Father's Day I have been thinking about mine a lot. I'd love to give him a big hug and kiss, but he is at the lake- it will have to wait until I see him again. My dad is such a kind, generous person, and he loves, loves people from all walks of life. He is a city boy, but he is so happy when he is in the country- meeting farmers, hunting and joining in on small town activities. In the last few years he has begun traveling to far off lands- Turkey, Greece, Scotland- which has impressed me to no end. Until this point the extent of his traveling has been to the U.S., so at his age he has really stepped out of his comfort zone. For that and many other reasons too numerous to list, he is a great role model, for me and my boys. He is a family man- he would lay down his life for me, my mom, my sisters and my kids. Of that I am sure.



* to learn the reason behind the title of this entry check out this post on one of my favorite blogs, Cake Wrecks. It's my go-to place when I need a chuckle. Do yourself a favour and spend some time reading through the archives. You won't be sorry.

5 comments:

jdr said...

Yes, I love our dad, too.
You know he will cry when he reads this post of yours, right?
-J

Melanie Rawlings said...

I love the rich greens in here! just a wonderful piece.

Nicki said...

Hi JJ,

Yup, he cried!

N.


Hi Melanie,

Thanks. It is interesting to revisit a piece I did 6 years ago. The way I paint has changed a lot and my I have expanded my colour palette. I wonder where I will be in another 6 years.

Nicki

Artist said...

love the painting! it always such joy to give a painting as a gift to someone close to us!

Nicki said...

Hi Artist,

It is, you are right. Thanks for stopping by.

Nicki