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.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sunset Outside The Grey Owl Howl, Waskesiu

Sunset Outside The Grey Owl Howl, Waskesiu
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2012
available exclusively at Lifestyles by Darrell Bell Gallery

Lifestyles by Darrell Bell Gallery will be open in two days! Of the nine paintings they have of mine, this is one of my personal favorites. I like how it turned out, but also attached to it is a really nice memory. The Grey Owl Howl is a family dance that takes place at the Community Hall in Waskesiu every August long-weekend and this past summer my cousin and her family were there. My kids adore hers, who are younger, and it was fun to see them together. It had been a beautiful day at the beach and the evening was so calm and pretty, but still warm... extra warm in the dance hall! We stepped outside to cool down and we were greeted by this glorious sunset that was sparkling between the pine trees. So inspiring. It begged to be be a painting, and so it is!


-Don said...

This is something to see, Nicki! No wonder it's one of your personal favorites... I love how personal moments attach themselves to our work. Every time you view this piece from now on you'll relive that weekend.


Nicki said...

Thank you sir! I always appreciate enthusiastic comments from you! I'm thrilled you like this one. I am visualizing it in a larger format- maybe someday I'll do that. And yes, when I look at it I can feel the air, hear the sounds and picture my kids on that night.

Anonymous said...

If you do it in a larger format Nicki please give me a call. I would be VERY interested. It is a dream of mine to have one of your pieces. Candace

Nicki said...

Hi Candace,

Wow, thank you! I will let you know if this one (or a version of it) goes larger. Thanks!