July - September, 2018: A selection of my artwork is now available for the summer season at Evrgreen, a charming coffee shop in the townsite of Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park!

Representation: I am honoured to have my work represented by these well-respected professional galleries:
Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon
Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, 2266 Smith Street- a vibrant, bustling part of town.

November 10, 2016: I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Canoeing and Painting In The Wild

Time is closing in on me, but I have to say that I am getting really excited about the adventure in which I will soon be immersed. In just a few weeks I will be traveling two hours or so farther north than I have ever been before (in this province). I am registered for the first ever "Canoeing and Painting In The Wild" plein air painting excursion by CanoeSki! The guide will drive us from Saskatoon five and a half hours north to Lac La Ronge at which point we will launch our canoes on Lynx Lake and make the seven kilometre journey to base camp. Within that seven kilometre distance we will cross three little lakes (Lynx Lake, Duck Lake and Sulphide Lake) and portage twice.

 
I'm a little concerned that my arms will rebel after that work-out and not co-operate when it is time to paint! It may end up being a photography expedition... if I can even lift my arms to do that! A little upper-body strength training over the next three weeks might not be a bad idea.

Each time I think about discovering this new landscape I feel giddy inside! Lac La Ronge is situated on the Canadian Shield, so I expect to see beautiful rock formations and weathered trees jutting out from craggy shores. Swoon. I really hope I will be able to channel my inner Group of Seven for the four days we are out in the "wild".

There is still room for a couple more people so if you are interested please contact Cliff through the CanoeSki website. The adventure runs from Thursday, August 15 to Sunday, August 18.

2 comments:

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Have a great time. I am proud of you.

XOXO Barbara

Nicki said...

It will be great. Thanks Barbara!

XO Nicki