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.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Trails and Beds- Deer Were Here

Trails and Beds: Deer Were Here
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2012
available exclusively at Lifestyles by Darrell Bell Gallery

I'm not sure I will ever get tired of the Saskatoon Natural Grasslands. I just realized I have no wintery shots of the place, so there is an entire untapped season to paint. I think I need to grab a coffee and head out for a photo shoot on the next mild December day, but this does raise a question: Do you find winter paintings appealing?


Anonymous said...

YES!!! I find winter scenes very appealing. After all, we are surrounded by it's beauty for 6 months of the year. I love seeing the "skeletons" of the trees. Is that weird?
- Shelley Gregg

Nicki said...

Hi Shelley, Thanks for weighing in. I'm glad to hear that you like winter paintings- I do too. As you say, where we live it is such a huge part of our lives... we must embrace the snow! :)

Monika Kinner-Whalen (MySweetPrairie) said...

I certainly do. I find that I tend to create with the seasons... autumn pieces in autumn, spring in spring... etc. I love the colors in this one Nicki! HAppy holidays and all the best to you in 2013 : )


Nicki said...

Hi Monika,

Yes, I would have guessed that a winter painting would appeal to you! I think we are prairie soul sisters- sisters for all seasons! I'm glad you like it. The photo is not that accurate- it is actually a bit more vibrant in reality.

Happy holidays and I hope you have an even more successful 2013! (2012 will be hard to beat though!)