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“Fire and Gold” – Textured Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

October 1st, 2014
“Fire and Gold” ©2014 Niki Gulley
Textured oil on canvas • 36″ x 48″

I love the first signs of fall – the crisp feel in the air, the crunching of leaves underfoot, the beautiful autumn colors, and being totally immersed in nature in the middle of a forest without a care in the world. In Fire and Gold I wanted to recreate that joyful feeling, choosing warm reds and yellows of autumn and using energetic strokes with my paint to heighten that mood. Building up first thin transparent layers and then thick textured layers of oil paint also add to a certain glow and magic in the final piece.

E-mail - Niki Gulley for more information.Or, stop by the Cottonwood Art Festival this weekend if you are in the Dallas area to see more of Niki’s work.

Cottonwood Art Festival
Sat. Oct. 4 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. Oct. 5 • 10am – 5pm
Cottonwood Park (Coit & Beltline) • Richardson, TX
Please visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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New Textured Birch Painting by Niki Gulley

May 21st, 2014
“Fire and Gold” ©2014 Niki Gulley
textured oil on canvas • 36″ x 48″

I love the first signs of fall – the crisp feel in the air, the crunching of leaves underfoot, the beautiful autumn colors, and being totally immersed in nature in the middle of a forest without a care in the world. In Fire and Gold I wanted to recreate that joyful feeling, choosing warm reds and yellows of autumn and using energetic strokes with my paint to heighten that mood. Building up first thin transparent layers and then thick textured layers of oil paint also add to a certain glow and magic in the final piece.

E-mail - Niki Gulley for more information.
Or, please visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

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“Seasons of Change, Autumn” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

July 6th, 2013
“Seasons of Change, Autumn” ©2013 Niki Gulley
30″ x 30″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
With “Seasons of Change,” I wanted to focus on brilliant color and simple shapes to see if I could communicate the excitement I feel when surrounded by nature. Using energetic diagonal strokes and thick, textured paint, I hope you get a sense of the motion in the leaves and the power of nature to invigorate your spirit. I just love how this piece captured that essence!
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured oil paintings of aspen and birch trees.

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New Textured Birch Painting by Niki Gulley

May 20th, 2013
“Fire and Gold” ©2013 Niki Gulley
textured oil on canvas • 36″ x 48″

I love the first signs of fall – the crisp feel in the air, the crunching of leaves underfoot, the beautiful autumn colors, and being totally immersed in nature in the middle of a forest without a care in the world. In Fire and Gold I wanted to recreate that joyful feeling, choosing warm reds and yellows of autumn and using energetic strokes with my paint to heighten that mood. Building up first thin transparent layers and then thick textured layers of oil paint also add to a certain glow and magic in the final piece.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.
Or, please visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

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Adopt – a – Art Show for Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

December 3rd, 2012

“Meandering Way” ©2012 Niki Gulley

25″ x 19″ pastel

In “Meandering Way,” I wanted you to be transported to a beautiful autumn day, completely surrounded by nature. Hiking through the forest, hearing the leaves crunching under foot and the canopy rustling above, you can be totally carefree and lost in the peaceful moment. Making short energetic strokes with my pastels and including vivid warm colors add to that joyful feeling of being immersed in nature.

This pastel along with several others will be available at our “Adopt – a – Art” party on Dec. 7th and 8th. As some of you may know, we are planning to move to a larger studio space and while we would love to take all of our precious friends with us, we would rather not move everything and start with a clean studio space. Consequently, we are going to do something this year that we have never done before and may never do again, we are going to have an adoption weekend. There will be nominal fees associated with some of these to cover the care and feeding of them over the years and all of our little friends will be available for viewing, ready to go to new homes. We hope that you can make it!

Adopt – a – Art

One time only art sale & auction of Niki Gulley’s pastels/paintings 

and Scott Williams’ photographs

Fri. Dec. 7th 7pm – 9pm 
Sat. Dec. 8th 1pm – 4pm

Gulley / Williams Studio – Dallas, TX
RSVP Niki@NikiGulley.com for address and directions



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Textured Birch Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

July 20th, 2012
“Autumn Gems” ©2012 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 48″ textured mixed media on wrap around canvas
Just Sold!  Shimmering colors of autumn: Birch and Oak trees quiver, their light graceful leaves tremble and quake, silver and gold, scarlet and tangerine, with each light breeze. There is the quiet energy of change coming and vibrant color charges the woods. Crisp fall mountain air, a band of slender straight trunks cut bright strokes of white against a dazzling tumble of amber and crimson. Staccato strokes and shimmering hues add to the feeling of change in the air and suggest the wind whistling through the foliage.
If you are in Ann Arbor, MI this weekend, please stop by my booth at the largest art show in the country to see more of my textured birch and aspen tree paintings.
State Street Area Art Fair
Wed. July 18 • 10 am – 9pm
Thurs. July 19 • 10am – 9pm
Fri. July 20 • 10am – 9pm
Sat. July 21 • 10am – 6pm
Ann Arbor, MI • Liberty & State St.
Booth #B212 on N. University between Thayer & State
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Or, to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

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Niki Gulley featured at American Fine Art – this Saturday

April 20th, 2012
“Seasons of Change” ©2012 Niki Gulley
30″ x 30″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

With “Seasons of Change,” I wanted to focus on brilliant color and simple shapes to see if I could communicate the excitement I feel when surrounded by nature. Using energetic diagonal strokes and thick, textured paint, I hope you get a sense of the motion in the leaves and the power of nature to invigorate your spirit. I just love how this piece captured that essence!
To see “Seasons of Change” and more of Niki Gulley’s textured landscape paintings, visit American Fine Art Gallery in Dallas, (American Fine Art.) 
Gulley will be the featured artist this month, and on April 21st the gallery will host a reception with the artist as part of Dallas’ Spring Gallery Walk. She will be there from 6-8 pm and will be available to talk about her new work and answer any questions. American Fine Art will be unveiling more than a dozen of my her new large textured oil paintings, with subjects ranging from aspen and birch trees, to uplifting sunflower fields to peaceful water lily scenes.
American Fine Art Gallery
1611 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207-3910
SPRING GALLERY WALK - April 21, 2012
Featured Artist Niki Gulley - “Colorful Transformations”
Reception – April 21, 2012 • 6-8 pm
Web - NikiGulley.com • E-mail - Niki Gulley

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured oil paintings of aspen and birch trees.

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Spring Gallery Walk, Dallas – Niki Gulley at American Fine Art

April 18th, 2012
“Traversing Splendor” ©2012 Niki Gulley
48″ x 60″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

I wanted you to feel the joy and peacefulness of walking through the forest ablaze with color on a beautiful autumn day. With soft light illuminating the walkway and the distance sparkling in golden light, the only sounds to be heard are the crunching of fallen leaves underfoot and a slight breeze flickering the leaves overhead. What lies ahead? The mysterious glow from beyond beckons you forward.


To see “Traversing Splendor” and more of Niki Gulley’s textured landscape paintings, visit American Fine Art Gallery in Dallas, (American Fine Art.) 
Gulley will be the featured artist this month, and on April 21st the gallery will host a reception with the artist as part of Dallas’ Spring Gallery Walk. She will be there from 6-8 pm and will be available to talk about her new work and answer any questions. American Fine Art will be unveiling more than a dozen of my her new large textured oil paintings, with subjects ranging from aspen and birch trees, to uplifting sunflower fields to peaceful water lily scenes.
American Fine Art Gallery
1611 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207-3910
SPRING GALLERY WALK - April 21, 2012
Featured Artist Niki Gulley - “Colorful Transformations”
Reception – April 21, 2012 • 6-8 pm
Web - NikiGulley.com • E-mail - Niki Gulley

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured oil paintings of aspen and birch trees.

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Just Sold – “Rushing Desires” textured oil painting

September 1st, 2011

“Rushing Desires” ©2011 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 60” x 36” textured oil on canvas

Just Sold! Charging down its stone cut course, torrents of water rush through grey boulders past green and gold bracken. Headlong and unrestrained the waters crash downstream, while above they splash into the airy distance a glowing, hazy tiara of misty sunlight. Thick brushstrokes of radiant oils define the powerful landscape carrying your eye through a complex composition of dynamic diagonals cleaved with the vertical cascade, caressed with a delicate crossing of gold dusted branches. A painting of power and energy balanced by graceful strokes of beauty, I wanted “Rushing Desires” to be about texture, movement, mystery and the cathartic feeling in nature.

To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured oil paintings, visit NikiGulley.com/?page_id=33,

Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscapes.

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“Vertical Aspirations” New textured aspen oil painting

June 8th, 2011

“Vertical Aspirations” ©2011 Niki Gulley
48” x 36” textured oil on canvas

In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. Choosing vibrant, cheerful yellows contrasted against a crystal blue sky and arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, both add to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

To see Vertical Aspirations and more of Niki Gulley’s textured aspen and birch oil paintings, visit her booth, #120, at the Wells Street Art Show this weekend in downtown Chicago.
Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings.

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