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.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Prairie Love

#29 - Prairie Love
(30 paintings in 30 days project)
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2011  


I had to go back to the grasslands... I felt like there was some unfinished business. In my art I have always been attracted to the Boreal forest and the wonder of the trees, mosses and fungus in that landscape (and still am), but I was born and raised on the prairies and it is deeply rooted in my blood. It has been so fun to discover a new palette and new subjects through these small paintings. I can hardly wait to try them at a larger scale.
I see an area I need to fix before Sunday's show... the dark solid patch in the middle on the left hand side might need to be broken up a bit.

Thanks to all who have "liked" me on Facebook! I am very excited to have your support!


-Don said...

Wow! It's hard to believe you only have one to go. You have ROCKED this 30 day project. It's been fun and inspiring to watch. I love how confident your strokes are in Prairie Love. Excellent!


Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

Nicki said...

Hi Don, thanks! I just posted the last painting a minute ago. It feels strange that it is over. It was a great experience and challenge. I'll write about it soon. Thanks for all of your encouragement.