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.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Kingsmere River

Kingsmere River
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2015
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/nicki-ault/kingsmere-river/40609
sold

My family and I hiked several trails in the Waskesiu area this summer. The Kingsmere River Trail was interesting for the kids to see because for part of it there is a long portage with rail tracks and little carts for canoes and small boats. The Kingsmere River Trail is not a loop, the way you walk in is the way you walk out. We turned around at Southend where there were actually several people camping... lots of canoes on the shoreline of Kingsmere Lake (where the river leads). Slightly away from the camping area was a tall structure with a platform at the top for food storage and a hinged ladder that could easily be moved to and from the platform. Seeing this made me happy that the kids wanted to get a bear bell for our hikes! There must be a name for this structure, but I don't know what it is. Anyway, we did not encounter any wildlife other than an aggressive male deer who did a fake-out lunge at our van as we passed him. It freaked us all out- I have never seen an animal do that and I was glad we weren't biking when we passed him.

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