"Black and White" at Darrell Bell Gallery - May 10- June 2, 2018: I created a painting called "Graphite Sky" for this sleek, modern and minimal group show of gallery artists.

"Mood" at Assiniboia Gallery, Regina - June 7-30, 2018: This is my first solo show in a private gallery! Join me for the opening reception on Thursday, June 7th from 5-8 p.m. You can find the Asiniboia Gallery at 2266 Smith Street, Regina.

New Representation:
my art is now available at the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina! They are located at 2266 Smith Street, a vibrant, bustling part of town.

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon. As well, some of my large oil paintings are now available in this beautiful local gallery.

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, September 21, 2013

Exciting Trip Announcment!

© Nicki Ault, 2013

Before Colour Theory class this morning I felt compelled to take a quick stroll on the Broadway Bridge to photograph the beautiful morning light skimming the treetops on the Meewasin Trail. The leaves are just beginning to turn and in about a week's time we will see more shades of golds and oranges appearing, even some reds. The Meewasin paintings I have created to date are all from about this time of year and happily the only one that remained just sold.

Speaking of fall colours, I am extremely excited to tell you about a trip that I have been planning with two friends, Bridget Aitken and Jackie Miller. We are going to Georgian Bay, Ontario to paint!!! I can't even believe it is true, and yet it is. I have the plane tickets to prove it! Bridget and Jackie have more time at their disposal than I do, so they are driving. They are leaving on Tuesday, September 24th and will get a head start on painting the landscape, but hopefully the energy they build will rub off on me when I start painting. I will be flying to Toronto on October 7th and they will drive to meet me. It only seems logical that we would take a bit of time to visit some galleries, hopefully including the AGO and the McMichael Gallery, before they whisk me to Georgian Bay on the 8th. Can you imagine?! It will be a trip made in heaven. I do, however, go from extreme elation over the idea of the adventure to extreme guilt in leaving my family for 10 days, but it is an opportunity that I am hard-pressed to ignore. I will just have to get over the guilt. Bridget grew up in the east and her family has a cabin in Georgian Bay- I feel honoured to be invited along to share in her history and a part of the world that she loves.

So there it is... in sixteen sleeps I will be on my way to paint in Georgian Bay!


Pierre Raby said...

I'm thrilled for you Nicki! I just read your canoeing and painting post, wow, what an astounding location!
We're so fortunate to live in such a beautiful country. I can already imagine the awesome artworks that will arise from those trips.
Have a great week!

Nicki said...

Pierre, thank you so much! I can hardly wait to see yet another part of out glorious country. We are fortunate indeed.