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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

King's Island, Waskesiu

King's Island, Waskesiu
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2015
available exclusively at Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery

A couple of weekends ago, when I went for a quick retreat to Waskesiu, I decided to head to South Bay to paint a full view of King's Island. It was just me, a large family of Canada geese, a gigantic black raven and a dead fish on the shore. So very serene and tranquil. I painted a little 6x6 that I still haven't posted yet, but it looks like this. I liked the 6x6 so much that I decided to use it as a study to paint this 8x8 version for the Lifestyles store.

King's Island is named for Prime Minister MacKenzie King who had a cabin on the mainland looking at this island. I don't believe that cabin is still there. I have painted this island only once before from shots taken on the boat, so they were partial island images. Below is one of them...

West End, King's Island
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2013

King's Island is the only island on Waskesiu Lake, so it deserves some decent props for being a unique place to picnic and explore.

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