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!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Prairie Chaos - Makeover Monday!

Prairie Chaos
(after)
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2018
available at Darrell Bell Gallery

This is a painting makeover that I did awhile ago and forgot to publish. The original, from 2015, was somewhat experimental, but after some time it began to feel a bit raw or unfinished which spurred on the remake. I tried to keep the loose and chaotic energy, but pulled together the colours and values a bit more.


Prairie Chaos
(before)
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2015


Friday, August 23, 2019

One For The Storm Chasers

One For The Storm Chasers
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2018
available at Darrell Bell Gallery

I think this one is still available! I love it!

Rolling Along

Rolling Along
8x8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2018
available at Darrell Bell Gallery

I think this one might still be available!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Boreal and The Blazing Sun

The Boreal And The Blazing Sun
40x30"
acrylic and oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2019
sold at Assiniboia Gallery 

This blog post has been in draft-mode limbo along with about seventy other paintings from the last year. I am having trouble keeping up with it all and can't post fast enough. Anyway, this one sold at my Artist Feature exhibition earlier this year at Assiniboia Gallery.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Rain Passed Through

The Rain Passed Through
8x8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2019
 sold at Darrell Bell Gallery


Recently sold at Darrell Bell Gallery!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Three New 10 x 10's At Assiniboia Gallery

Blooming Bright
10 x 10"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2019
available at Assiniboia Gallery

Long Weekend Light
10 x 10"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2019
available at Assiniboia Gallery

Shimmer On The Kingsmere
10 x 10"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2019
available at Assiniboia Gallery

There was a little rush on 10x10's in Regina recently so I got to work when we returned from the mountains and painted a few new ones. They all make me really happy. There is a lovely clarity of light in each of them. Or maybe I am just so zen after our holiday that my eyes are seeing things. Ha!

I boxed these babies up and sent them overnight, so they are now safe and sound at the gallery. They are ready to view and buy - $300 each unframed.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Smoke Haze And The Sinking Sun

Smoke Haze and The Sinking Sun
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2019
available at Darrell Bell Gallery

This one is still up for grabs and it packs a punch! Much better to see the intense colours in person if you can.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Distant Downpour

Distant Downpour
8x8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2019
 sold at Darrell Bell Gallery

A prairie scene.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Rain Clouds At Sunset

Rain Clouds At Sunset
8x8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2019
 available at Darrell Bell Gallery

A spectacular sky seen on the way home from the lake several years ago. I had to pull into the big truckstop at Hague to get photos. It was glorious!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Family Holiday 2019 - Mountain Adventure!

all photos © Nicki Ault, 2019

Well that was fun! We just returned from a family holiday!


We took a ten day trip to the mountains and made it an adventure. The kids, 17 and 15, were a great age to explore this new landscape with. They were into everything: the hikes, the views, the Sky Tram, the canyons, the hot springs, the zip-line, the planetarium, the waterfalls, the white water rafting, the canoeing, the Columbia Ice Field, the Skywalk - EVERYTHING!


The trip got underway with a night in Edmonton (teenagers like to go to sport stores to check out shoes), then a scenic drive to Jasper for several nights, then a spectacular drive to Canmore where we rented an RV already parked in a campground for a few nights. We were able to enjoy campfires and marshmallow roasts.


We wrapped things up with a very short stint in Calgary where we managed to connect with a couple we hadn't seen for years and years. On the way out of town we hit the TELUS Spark science centre and then stopped in Drumheller to go through the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Both are first class!


My head is spinning with ideas for new projects and paintings! I have never had a desire to paint the mountains, but now I am intrigued. At any rate, it was the break I needed from my normal routines. I didn't bring any art-making supplies with me; the trip was all about family and unplugging. The odd thing is that I actually did pack some of my painting clothes. I didn't wear them at all, obviously, but maybe subconsciously they are like a security blanket. Anyway, mountain explorations will have to wait for a month or so because I have two big art events in September for which to prepare, so stay tuned!

You know you had a great holiday when you feel energized and motivated to get back to work!