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!

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Big Finish - 600 Posts!

The Big Finish
12 x 12"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2013

There are some milestones associated with today's blog; it officially marks the six hundredth post I have written since I began "Nicki Ault: Me, Myself and Who am I?" in August 2009. Yes, 600! That is a lot of typing for a gal who works the keyboard in a real hunt-and-peck kind of fashion. And that is a lot of artwork. Granted not every post has included a new painting; on the occasion I have shared a bit of photography or promotional material, or written a Sunday Spotlight, but in that length of time I would be very close to 600 paintings. It's a bit mind-blowing actually. I create art, I love it, it does not feel like work to me, it makes me happy and I feel like a complete person when I am painting. The unexpected and extremely rewarding bonus is that people have been responding to my work. I am not sure I can actually put into words the emotion I feel when someone connects to a piece of my work and wants to make it theirs. Wow. It is humbling and it makes me want to continue to grow and push myself so that collectors and potential collectors feel proud to support my work. 

The other milestone is that this painting, "The Big Finish", is the last of 2013. I thought a sunset was a fitting subject to wrap up the year. Whatever comes next will be created in a new calendar year and be a fresh start of sorts. I am looking ahead to goals and plans and mulling around ideas. It is all exciting and scary and unknown. Where will I paint? What will I paint? What will I learn? Who will I meet? How will I pull off some of my ideas? That is the glorious unknown and I hope you will check in once in awhile to find out what is happening as I keep trying to figure out the "Who Am I?' part of this journey.


Barbara Muir said...

Congratulations Nicki,

And what wonderful work you've created! I am proud to know you.

It is going to be an amazing year.
I just know it!!!

XOXOXO Barbara

Kim Rempel said...

Congratulations Nicki. It is a wonderful accomplishment! And it's a beautiful, dramatic piece. All the best for 2014!

Nicki said...

Barbara, right back at ya! I am proud to know you, too. I am so looking forward to seeing what paintings unfold for you this year.


Nicki said...

Hi Kim,

I wish you all the best for the coming year and may I just say that I hope to own one of your abstracts someday. I will just be hard to decide which one! :)