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, January 14, 2013

Sweeping the Prairie

Sweeping the Prairie
8 x 8"
 oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2012
available exclusively at Lifestyles by Darrell Bell Gallery

This photo is maybe a bit dark... another one from the "not-such-a-great-photo" batch. I'm anxious to fire up my new portable photo studio and I have three new paintings eager to christen it!

I tried to keep this one a bit abstract... I had a Fred Varley (Group of Seven) painting in mind as I painted "Sweeping the Prairie". It is entirely different, but what I liked about Varley's was how he arranged the cloud and land mass to kind of bracket the sky:

  Fred Varley, "The Cloud, Red Mountain"

My husband didn't quite get it, but maybe someone else will! :)

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