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.

July - October, 2017: A small selection of my work,
courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus).

Sunday, November 19, 2017: Studio on 20th Open Studio Art Show and Sale. The studio where I paint will be open to the public from 11 am - 5 pm on this one afternoon only. Current work by our eleven artists will be exhibited and available to purchase. Please come and bring a friend! We are located at 236A 20th Street West (door to the left of the Odd Couple restaurant); not wheelchair accessible.

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!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Sometimes I Despair

Sometimes I Despair
20 x 16
acrylic on board
© Nicki Ault, 2014

Yup, it's the truth. Sometimes I despair. Everyone does. As R.E.M. says, "Everybody hurts sometimes". This painting came easier than the one I showed you yesterday. The memory of certain emotions are closer to the surface than others. Although I actually find the end result of this abstract quite appealing, it is perhaps a bit somber and, certainly for me, it does touch a dark place.


Kim Rempel said...

Love it.

Nicki said...

Thanks Kim!

Barbara Muir said...

Your despair is beautiful -- a bit like blue hydrangeas when night descends. Please don't despair anymore. You are way too young and beautiful and talented. You are Tom Thomson's spirit and your own combined. You are Canada.

Vitamin B complex helps -- 3 big ones and salmon oil pills -- the non smelly ones. Every artist despairs I believe. The trick is how to stop.


Nicki said...

I like your description of this painting Barbara. I am doing much better... despairing isn't fun. Hope you are well!