July and August 2017: A small selection of my work, courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus) throughout the summer months.

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

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon. For a limited time several of my large oil paintings are also available at
their new street front gallery on 21st Street (formally Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery).

Ongoing: a selection of my larger work is available at The Black Spruce Gallery at Northside on Highway 2 just before the turn to Christopher Lake.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Place To Call Studio


As many of you know, it has been a bit of an uphill battle over the last three months while I have tried to produce work in a temporary studio space. I have tried to stay upbeat and I have definitely been thankful for a place to "be", but it has not been without its challenges. The hardest part has been how cold the space is- cinder block walls with no insulation and no heat ducts to be found. Brrrrrr. It hasn't helped that this has been one of the coldest winters in Saskatchewan history. Apparently on average there are about 13 days colder than -30 C from November 1st until now; this winter we have had about 42 days with these temperatures. A gal starts to lose her upbeatedness! (I made that word up)

Anyways, I write with good news! I am moving to a new permanent studio this week! Seven of the artists from my old studio will be at this location as well as five new artists. I am excited for this next chapter to begin. I will be sharing a space with a good friend and fellow artist, Bridget Aitken, and hopefully we will be able to stop eating chocolate and laughing long enough to get some work done. I will post some pictures of the new space once we are settled.

So farewell to the chilly, light-challenged temporary studio, farewell to the graffiti and the white powdery mold growing on the walls, farewell to the rickety stairs going down to the bathroom in the basement, farewell to the indescribable odour lurking at every turn, farewell to the place my son thinks has seen the apocalypse. Fare Thee Well.... it's been real.


Barbara Muir said...

Hurray! You have been brave and good about it. I'm so glad you have a better place.

XOXOXO Barbara

Nicki said...

I am excited to get set up and fully functional. Thanks Barbara. It will be good.