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.

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!