September 20, 21, 22 and 23 2018: Art Now - Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair- The third annual installment of THE signature fine art event in the prairie provinces is back in Saskatoon this year at Prairieland Park. Bigger than ever before, Art Now will feature art galleries from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba filling more than 16,000 square feet of exhibition space with new and never-before-exibited works and interactive installations. My art will be represented by Assiniboia Gallery and the Sask Craft Council, so please stop by those booths if you go! Opening Reception - Thursday, Sept. 20 from 7-10 pm - get tickets here. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are free!

July - September, 2018: A selection of my artwork is now available for the summer season at Evrgreen, a charming coffee shop in the townsite of Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park!

Representation: I am honoured to have my work represented by these well-respected professional galleries:
Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon
Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, 2266 Smith Street- a vibrant, bustling part of town.

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

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Saskatoon Sunset, December 16, 2017

Saskatoon Sunset, December 16, 2017
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2017
sold at Darrell Bell Gallery

Merry belated Christmas!!! I have been resting and hunkered down trying to get through this unbelievable cold snap we are going through. Saskatchewan is half-way through a two week long Polar Vortex.

As I write this the Weather Network has Saskatoon in an "Extreme Cold Warning". We are sitting at -35 Degrees Celcius which they say with the wind, feels like -45. It was colder than that through the night, somewhere around -50. Brrr.

It seemed apropos that I post the one wintry scene I have painted so far this year which was delivered to Darrell Bell Gallery right before Christmas. I was on my way to the studio at about 5:00 p.m. on December 16th when the beauty of the setting sun beyond the river stopped me in my tracks. I immediately took a detour to grab some photos and then worked on this scene as soon as I arrived at the studio about a half hour later. The reflection in the unfrozen half of the river was clear and striking; it was fun to try to get it down in paint.


Barbara Muir said...

Love it. I love how you capture light and mood. Amazing.


Nicki said...

Light and mood are my favourite thing right now. :)