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, June 25, 2016

Watching The Night Fall

Watching The Night Fall
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2016
available

Lots going on these days. Boy is June a busy month! 

I was able to get to the studio on Thursday morning only to discover a dead mouse in the hallway. It was a young one and quite sweet looking as mice go. I felt bad- I wondered if the fumes in the studio were too much for it. It looked like it just called it quits in mid-stride. 

It brought back memories of the teddy bear hamsters I had in first year university. I was taking an oil painting class and my parents let me set up a studio in the basement and that is where I had the hamsters. At that time we used turpentine to soak and clean brushes. My family went away for a few days, so we had a neighbor feed my hamsters. When we got home, she felt so bad... the hamsters had died. I always wondered if somehow it was the fumes from my supplies that did them in. It was quite upsetting- one of the little fellas even had his arm around the other like he was comforting his buddy. I will never forget it.

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