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!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Little Dead Spruce

Little Dead Spruce
6 x 6"
oil on board

The northern Boreal forest is sprinkled with dead spruce trees. When many of these coniferous trees die, they turn what I think is a gorgeous orange/red colour. I find the pop of this colour against the green of the forest to be dramatic and exciting, so now not only do I get giddy when I see elk and deer, but I also want to pull over to take pictures when I see these dead, rusted out-looking trees!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Good for you giving this little dead tree new life. I have never seen a pretty dead tree, they usually make me very sad. Aren't you the positive one. I love your viewpoint, and love your art! Beautiful.

XOXO Barbara

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

What I love about dead trees, especially in the Boreal forest, is that even if a tree is dead, there is always new life growing on or around it. The circle of life. I have seen some of the most glorious moss and fungi growing on expired trees... it is sad and hopeful all at once.