Sunday, May 14 - Mother's Day Tea Show and Sale: taking place at Studio On 20th from 12-4p.m. Our studio will be open to the public on this afternoon to exhibit the most current work by artists Bridget Aitken, Nicki Ault, Kathy Bradshaw, Jan Corcoran, Ann Donald, Jane Harington, Miranda Jones, Brenda Kennedy, Karen Maguire, Amira Wasfy and Carol Wylie. We are located at 236A 20th Street Between Aves. B and C (door to the left of the Odd Couple restaurant).

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.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Plein Air Adventures

in Georgian Bay

This morning I leave for a one night getaway to Waskesiu Lake. I need to scope out a view for a commission, so I have decided to make an event out of it and take my painting gear, a bottle of wine, a good magazine and my fire pot! I hope to find some inspiration, get a good dose of fresh lake air and rejuvenate. I always forget how busy life gets at the end of the school year and it is also a time when my husband has to travel a bit with work- this year more than usual. I am really tired! A little "me" time might just be what I need to feel energized for that last push through June to get to summer holidays.

on the South Saskatchewan River

As I began planning my little getaway, I got thinking about some of my other "me" times over the last five years. I found a few photos to share with you.

at Spruce River

at Emma Lake

 on Waskesiu Lake
Georgian Bay countryside

on the Waskesiu River

overlooking downtown Saskatoon

on Mekewap Lake

on Sulphide Lake

at Georgian Bay

Have a great weekend and I hope to have some paintings to share with you soon!


Barbara Muir said...

Love this post! Artists need "me" time.


Nicki said...

Thanks Barbara. I am sitting on the deck as I type this. It is so quiet and peaceful. I am feeling a lot of gratitude right now. "Me" time is A-OK. :)

XO Nicki

Marcela Strasdas said...

Great Idea Nicki! Hope you enjoyed yourself! :)

Nicki said...

It was a wonderful, relaxing, quick getaway. I enjoyed myself thoroughly.

Thanks Marcela.