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.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Throwback Thursday!

Water Striders - Big Broadway Number
30 x 40"
acrylic on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2009

I have never partaken in a Throwback Thursday here or on Facebook, but since I haven't been to the studio lately and have nothing new to show you, I thought it may be a good way to stay in touch.

Years ago, 2009 to be exact, I was painting for my first ever big solo show in a public gallery. I ended up doing a wide range of paintings inspired by the northern boreal forest in Saskatchewan. Within that I did a series of what I call abstract reflections. I loved painting them and they were my first effort at abstract painting. They were inspired by the Spruce River and the distorted reflections caused by the water strider bugs on the surface of the water. Watching the bugs skittle around on the water made me think of dancing, so all of the paintings were titled after the idea of a dance or performance. To this day I love the paintings from that series and although all found new home, I am so happy I kept this one for myself. It hangs in my dining room and I don't think I will ever get tired of looking at it.


4 comments:

CallingForth said...

Beautiful and it looks perfect hanging in that spot!

Nicki said...

Thanks Laurel... I am happy I kept this painting... there are some that just need to be held on to.

Marcela Strasdas said...

Love it Nicki! Glad you kept it !

Nicki said...

Thanks Marcela! Yes, I am too! Happy holidays!