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, January 25, 2014

Waves of Flax and Canola

Waves of Flax and Canola
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2014
available exclusively at Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery

Well, I have to say that I am thrilled with the relationship that has been established with Darrell Bell and the staff at his beautiful store, Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery. I think it has been mutually beneficial, which I believe is the way it should be in business. I am excited that he requested more paintings after a busy holiday season, so today I dropped off some new work. I had a tiny panic when I got trapped in the elevator on my way up from the store to visit Darrell in his gallery. Right off the bat I was stuck at the lobby level inside the elevator; there was no movement for quite sometime. I was just there, trapped, with the doors closed. I hit some different buttons and went for a ride up to the eighth floor, but again the doors didn't open. I then traveled down to the second floor where I got off and made an attempt to go up the stairs to the gallery, but the door inside the stairwell to the fifth floor was locked. I managed to get back down to the lobby and luckily I ran into Ian who works at the gallery. He kindly reminded me that the gallery was on the fourth floor, not the fifth floor - a restricted floor- which was where I was trying with all of my being to go!!! Earlier, when I was on the second floor, I took the time to pop into the radio station and tell the receptionist that the elevator was not working properly and they may want to call maintenance to have it looked at. Embarrassing!


sherry said...

everyone fears being trapped in a elevator

cohen labelle said...

You do beautiful work, Nicki. I love your fields - I don't think I've ever seen an actual canola field which you show so effectively in the distance.
As for the capricious elevator, it's the elevator who should feel embarrassed, not you - but aside from the panic and frustration it must have caused you, it does provide us with an interesting story.
Wishing you the best for painting in 2014 freely on open ground!

Nicki said...

Sherry, I am not generally a claustrophobic person, but all I could think of was that I had to pick my kids up from school soon and take them to a track meet. I didn't have time to be trapped! :)

Nicki said...

Hi Marcia, how wonderful to hear from you! I hope you are well. I must pop over right away to see what you have been up to on your blog.

Yes, that elevator should be ashamed of itself! :) I was amused, after I was safely on solid ground and realized my mistake.

Happy 2014!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

I would be so terrified to be trapped in an elevator. Clearly you kept your head. Love this painting, which is where I'm sure you would have rather been than in an elevator unsure when you could get off!!!
Amazing work.

XOXOXO Barbara