My first website is up! www.nickiault.com

STUDIO ON 20th OPEN STUDIO: On Sunday, November 24th from 11-5 the studio where I paint will be hosting an exhibition and sale of the current work of our eleven artists. All are welcome, but please note there is a flight of stairs to navigate. You can find us at 236A 20th Street West (look for the door to the left of the Odd Couple restaurant). Feel free to pass on this information!

Representation: My work can be found at these professional galleries:
Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon, the Canada Building on 21st Street
Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, 2266 Smith Street
Webster Galleries in Calgary, Unit 2 625-77th Ave. SE

March 21, 2019: I was interviewed by Galleries West Magazine. Read the article here.

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

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Merry Holidays!

untitled (Wonderland)
24 x 18"
acrylic on canvas
© Nicki Ault, ~2009
NFS

I painted this a long time ago - before I ever had a studio space of my own, but it isn't dated on the back, nor titled or signed, so I have to make an educated guess as to when I might have done it. It is also acrylic and on a thin canvas, neither of which I use any more. I brought it home with the intention of throwing it out, but my youngest son intervened and wants to hang it in his bedroom which is so sweet. I have decided to call it "Wonderland".


All the best to everyone who keeps tabs on my blog and artistic endeavors. I am constantly humbled, and slightly bewildered but extremely grateful, that anyone other than my parents might be interested. 

In 2019, may you find and pursue a passion you love.

With gratitude,
Nicki

Thursday, December 20, 2018

A Moment of Grace

A Moment Of Grace
10 x 10"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2018
sold at Assiniboia Gallery

LOVE this one! Delivered last Friday to Assiniboia Gallery in Regina. 

Trying to capture the moment when the setting sun delivers such wonder that you, as a mere human, must stop everything to watch and you realize how lucky you are to be here on this earth as a witness to it all.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Turquoise Transition

Turquoise Transition
8 x 8"
oil on panel
© Nicki Ault, 2018
available at Darrell Bell Gallery

Playing with a soft turquoise and periwinkle colour palette and some thick-ish paint here and there on this one. 

The grid of my 8x8's at Darrell Bell Gallery has gift ideas galore for the special person on your list... and if my art isn't your cup o' tea, there are so many more pieces of art to choose from by some extremely talented artists. On Saturday they will be serving tasty treats to anyone who pops in, so if that doesn't motivate you to check it out, I don't know what will!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Winter Dreams

Winter Dreams
10 x 10"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2018
sold at Assiniboia Gallery
 
A little winter nocturne for you.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Wolf Willow and Wild Grasses

Wolf Willow and Wild Grasses
10 x 10"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2018
available at Assiniboia Gallery

A prairie scene from Bridget's acreage this fall.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Navy Blue Marsh

Navy Blue Marsh
6x6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2018
sold

A snippet of Saskatchewan.

Sometimes on a bright but windy day, the dugouts and marshes take on a deep, dark blue colour.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Into The Twilight

Into The Twilight
30 x 24"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2018
sold at Assiniboia Gallery

A moody scene at dusk near the Ski Beach at Waskesiu; bright and intense sunlight burning through the silhouetted trees. 

The motivation for this painting came after I painted "Silver Twilight" in September as part of my daily painting project for the Assiniboia Gallery's booth at Art Now. I immediately knew I had to take it up in scale and Jeremy (the owner of Assiniboia Gallery) agreed. I love the vertical orientation and how this format lends itself to the height of the trees.

"Into The Twilight" was delivered (still wet) to the Assiniboia Gallery yesterday with four other smaller pieces.... hopefully just in time to make the perfect gift for someone!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Marks of a Farmer

Marks of a Farmer
10 x 10"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2018
sold at Assiniboia Gallery

This is a familiar sight if you live on the prairies: tracks in fields of wheat. Thank you to all of the farmers who make their marks on the land.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Turquoise Sunset

Turquoise Sunset
8 x 8"
oil on panel
© Nicki Ault, 2018
available at Darrell Bell Gallery

A new colour combo for a sunset reflection. 

This 8x8 and a grid of twenty-four others are at Darrell Bell Gallery ready to fill your gift-giving needs!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Neutral Storm

Neutral Storm
6x6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2018
sold

Swelling storm clouds over the prairie, but not yet dark and ominous.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Late Afternoon Backlighting

Late Afternoon Backlighting
6x6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2018
sold

I still love this colour palette and most recently used it on "Pewter and Platinum Glow" which pre-sold before Open Studio. I do believe these colours have not seen the last of me.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Forest Clearing

Forest Clearing
6x6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2018
sold

A new product was used on the underpainting of "Forest Clearing"- Transparent Earth Red Fast Matte by Gamblin. And by fast they mean  fast! It's an oil paint but the drying time has been kicked up and I swear it was almost dry in an hour. I really loved the colour of this earthy red so I left quite a bit of it glowing through in the distant forest. Really happy with this one turned out.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Under The Big Blue

Under The Big Blue
8 x 8"
oil on panel
© Nicki Ault, 2018
sold at Darrell Bell Gallery

So Saskatchewan.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Wet Earth At Sunrise

Wet Earth at Sunrise
6x6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2018
available

I had to make this one up. Other than the winter when the sun comes up at 9:00 a.m., let's just say I don't see the sun rise very often.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Misty

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

Brushstrokes and thicker paint: things I am going to experiment with more in the coming year. Interesting energy in this sky because of those two things.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Distant Wheat and Wild Grasses

Distant Wheat and Wild Grasses
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2018
sold at Darrell Bell Gallery

There are lots of gift options down at Darrell Bell Gallery right now and there are several 8x8's displayed that I haven't posted yet, so my goal is to show them in the next several days.

I enjoy the calm, simplicity of this prairie scene, it's perfect for someone who loves Saskatchewan.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Available at Small Paintings Show in Calgary

  
 all images © Nicki Ault, 2018
available at Webster Galleries in Calgary

A Bold Ending
20x20"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2018
available at Webster Galleries in Calgary

Here is the selection of work available at Webster Galleries in Calgary in the Small Paintings Show on now until December 15th. Possibly some gift ideas here!