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!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Falker Satherhood

Breakthrough At The Hilltop
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.


jdr said...

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

Melanie Rawlings said...

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

Nicki said...

Hi JJ,

Yup, he cried!


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.


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.