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.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Breakwater, Georgian Bay

Breakwater, Georgian Bay
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2014

Last fall, when I went on my painting trip to Georgian Bay with two friends, as we drove to our home-base we were met with a spectacular sky and a glowing late afternoon sun. When the sun peaked through the clouds it lit up the hills and rocks with a luminous golden colour. We stopped at a park right by the water to take some photos and this is where I saw the breakwater all a-glow. A short time later when we were close to the cottage, the light had changed and the clouds shone pink in the setting sun. It was quite the welcome to a week-long adventure in painting.

Our Georgian Bay show is just over three months away, so I will be taking some time over the next little while to make sure I am happy with the paintings I will exhibit. I might do a bit of experimenting on a small scale and then try to get one or two more large works done. What a relief that I actually feel like painting!


cohen labelle said...

Lots of excitement in your landscapes, Nicki. I love what I'm seeing these last few weeks!

Barbara Muir said...

Love this, and the description of how light changes. You are lucky as an artist to not only be observant and appreciative, but to record it beautifully forever!


Nicki said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you kindly- I hope I continue to peak your interest! I hope you are well and finding time to create!

Nicki said...

Barbara, you are right, I do appreciate my surroundings and will never tire of trying to express
through paint all that I see.