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!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Autumn Exhibition

Autumn Exhibition
40 x 30"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2018

This is a new colour palette for my leafy series, and it did not start out this way. This one really morphed on me. It's not really close to what the initial plan was when I started out. In the end, after some pretty drastic changes, it arrived at a place that makes me happy. It is much more green than it was ever intended to be, but once I came to terms with the fact that the blues and purples in the original design were not working, the commitment to the green solved all the problems.

Did you know painting is about problem solving?

'Tis true. Obviously it is about a whole lot more, but problem solving is right up there.


Barbara Muir said...

Beautiful painting. It's true. First there is a vision of what you want to paint,
and then the process which can change everything. You are so right!


Nicki said...

You are good with words, Barbara! And yes, the process can change everything.