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 4, 2012

Sky High Drama

#11 - Sky High Drama
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2012
(30 paintings in 30 days- Project II)

I tried to work fast and loose with this one. It was fun. I still can't get the paint as thick and sumptuous as Tom Thomson did back in his day. Can you imagine how long it would have taken for some of his paintings to dry? At least I can use my walnut alkyd and it will be dry in a few days.

I hung the show today with my Dad and my good friend Bridget Aitken (who is an amazing painter, sculptor, singer, songwriter, Jack-of-all-trades). It looks amazing! Way better than I imagined. I really couldn't picture how we would showcase Dad's bowls and other woodwork, although I had some ideas. Bridget was a huge help because she is used to curating her sculptures plus she has a really great sense of aesthetics. As it turned out the bowls and my paintings really compliment each other. Please come if you can! Here is the invitation...
And a few teaser photos...

It's such a sweet little gallery. There are several paintings in the show that I have never posted before (like the one over the fireplace), so I will be writing about those over the next couple of weeks. More pictures of the show coming this weekend...


Barbara M. said...

I would love to be there. I adore the whole idea, the sentimental, gushy love side, and the cool artistic wonder side. Amazing. Love your work, and your world view. Great painting today too. Give Tom a break. You are just as good.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

I wish you could have come too. Thank you for these lovely words.

XO Nicki