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!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Winter on Meewasin - Makeover Monday!

Winter on Meewasin
8 x 8" 
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2018
sold at Darrell Bell Gallery

I still love this painting. It is among the first that I ever delivered to Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery when they opened just before Christmas in 2012. It remained after the store closed and the street level gallery opened. I had painted another version which sold ages ago, but this one has been a bit of a fixture and was beginning to look bedraggled (see below). I decided to give it new life with a minor makeover and it will be back in the gallery on Wednesday.

I especially love the colours of this piece. I love the foggy mood and the shapes of snow on the scruffy embankment. It is true that winter scenes are a bit of a tough sell, but they can be so exciting, it is difficult to not want to paint them. The Meewasin Trail that spans both sides of the river in Saskatoon is a real urban treasure and it is beautiful no matter the time of year. 

Winter on Meewasin
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2012

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