April 18- May 17 - "reconfigured" - The Studio On 20th at The Gallery at the Frances Morrison Central Library: consider and explore the diverse interpretations of three common subjects by ten individual artists: Bridget Aitken, Nicki Ault, Kathy Bradshaw, Jan Corcoran, Ann Donald, Jane Harington, Brenda Kennedy, Miranda Jones, Karen Maguire and Carol Wylie. Artist reception Thursday, April 19 from 7-9 pm.

Studio On 20th Mother's Day Tea Art Show and Sale:
Sunday, May 13 from 12-4 p.m. our studio will be open to the public and our most current work will be exhibited. Bring your favourite people and enjoy tea, dainties and original art! Located at 236A 20th Street W (door to the left of the Odd Couple Restaurant and up the stairs).

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.

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!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Icy Puddles

Icy Puddles
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2017

I drove out to the country the other day to meet a dear friend about a painting her family commissioned me to do as a gift for her sixty-fifth birthday. I am excited about it and although the area that surrounds her home is beautiful, she wants the painting to be of the northern lake area she loves so much. And you know I am all about Prince Albert National Park, so it is a win win situation.

It was a foggy, gray morning when I drove out to meet her and even though visually the scenery was quite bleak, I was surprisingly jazzed by what I saw. The fields sported browns and ochres, siennas and umbers, as well as blonde stubble from last years growth. The cool foggy air and icy puddles were nice foils to all of the earthy colours. I could hardly wait to paint what I saw and felt. Saturday night I got the chance. I hope you like it! 


Barbara Muir said...

Love it. Beautiful NIcki.


Sandra Busby said...

You certainly gave us a sense of the atmosphere in this painting... Gorgeous!

Nicki said...

Thank you Barbara- I am happy with it. I love the earthy colours.

XO Nicki

Nicki said...

Oh good, I'm glad Sandra. It was a foggy in the far distance that day, so I am not sure I relayed that, but the overall feel of the chilly, early-Spring morning is there I think.