New Representation: my art is now available at the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina! They are located at 2266 Smith Street, a vibrant, bustling part of town.

Sunday, November 19, 2017: Studio on 20th Open Studio Art Show and Sale. The studio where I paint will be open to the public from 11 am - 5 pm on this one afternoon only. Current work by our eleven artists will be exhibited and available to purchase. Please come and bring a friend! We are located at 236A 20th Street West (door to the left of the Odd Couple restaurant); not wheelchair accessible.

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon. As well, some of my large oil paintings are now available in this beautiful local gallery.

November 10, 2016: I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Busy Work and Sneak Peek

photo © Nicki Ault, 2016

My son has been sick for several days so getting to the studio has been low on the list, however yesterday my husband was home, so that freed me up to get out of the house. I got to the studio around 10:00 and before I knew it, music was pumpin', coffee was flowin', resource materials were set up around me and I was on my way! I got going on a 36x36 canvas that I have been dreaming about for two weeks. It felt great to finally put a brush to it. I am always amazed at how unaware of time I am when I get in the "zone". Complete focus and commitment to what is happening from eye to brain to hand - that is my happy place.

Not only did I get a great start on that canvas, but I also prepped some boards, finished an 8x8 and did an overhaul on a 24x36 that was not working. I just might have saved it from the chipper!

photo © Nicki Ault, 2016
sneak peek of what is on my easel
I got a lot done yesterday at work (why do I still feel funny about calling something I love so much "work"). After a day like that I feel optimistic about what the year holds for my art practice.

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