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, March 5, 2016

Working Hard or Hardly Working

photo © Nicki Ault, 2016

I seem to be having a bit of a difficult time getting into a schedule at the studio, but this past week I spent some quality time there, if not quantity. Some great progress was made and I am anxious to get back and continue working on my canvas of the Kingsmere River. Hopefully this weekend. You can see my chaotic table set up with paint, brushes, palette and photo reference and little 6x6 study on the easel. The computer was there acting as a slight distraction when the WiFi was actually working (darn Facebook), but mostly adding inspiration to my work by playing a great list of music. I hold out hope that March will be my month to work hard because so far this year I feel like I have been hardly working.


Barbara Muir said...

Your table looks so incredibly tidy compared to mine, which I
tried to begin tidying today! I've just finished reading
Danny Gregory's Shut Your Monkey, and he promotes honouring
your down time. And honestly you haven't had any! I just keep
being blown away by everything you do. I feel like yelling
Wahoo when I open each image even if it's the middle of the night.
I'd love to talk soon.


Nicki said...

Hi Barbara, I will have to look into that book. Maybe I have been working harder than I realized. This week I found myself going back to bed in the day and reading - even dozing off. I have a lot to do before I am ready for the show at the Faculty Club and to send new paintings to the Black Spruce Gallery for the summer, so that is weighing on me.

I would love to talk soon too.

Hugs, Nicki