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.

November 15 - December 31, 2017: Holiday Salon - Small Works Show at Darrell Bell Gallery (street level ), running through the holidays, Darrell and his team have installed a grid of twenty of my 8x8's as well as a small wall of larger pieces at the front of the gallery. Lots of great gift ideas to be found by the many gallery artists on display.

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.

4 comments:

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.

XOXOXOXO Barbara

Nicki said...

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

XO N.