My first website is up! www.nickiault.com

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
Woodlands Gallery in Winnipeg, 535 Academy Road

November 18, 2020: I did a Q & A with Greg Torwalt for Tourism Saskatoon (online) on being an artist living in the city. Read the article here.

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, March 4, 2019

Among The Wolf Willow and Makeover Monday!

Among The Wolf Willow
(after)
36 x 36"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2019
sold at Assiniboia Gallery

The original (below) always troubled me. It was never a painting I felt excited about or really felt finished with. I tried to convince myself I liked it, yet I kept it turned towards the wall at the studio. That should have been the first clue that I didn't like it, but it took me three years. Finally I decided I either had to deal with it or it had to go to the chipper.

Realizing I had nothing to lose, I asked Bridget (my studio mate) to talk through the issues with me and after that critique I felt excited by the challenge of finally trying to make the painting work. 

I now LOVE the fresh, soft delight that it is. The "after" painting (above) really makes me happy. It is lovely in person and I feel so good about it that not only do I want it facing right-side-out from the wall, I want lots of people to be able to see it! It is now available and hanging at the Assiniboia Gallery as part of the feature they are doing of my work for the month of March.
 
Among The Wolf Willow
(before)
© Nicki Ault, 2016

2 comments:

Barbara Muir said...

I love it when you do this, because I think we all have similar paintings that we turn to the wall, or put in another room. It is the best feeling ever to take that piece out and rescue it. This is absolutely gorgeous.

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Nicki said...

Yes! I feel I rescued this painting! I love that!