Posts Tagged ‘autumn landscapes contemporary oil painting’

“Opposites Attract” Two Woman Show w/ Gulley & Padgett

January 30th, 2012

“Passionate Embrace” ©2012 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting • 36″ x 36″
I wanted this birch painting to be very colorful and whimsical, like through the eyes of a child looking into the treetops with fascination. I also like how sometimes the difference between realism and abstraction isn’t that great at all, and in this case, by just inverting and adding tree trunks to Elizabeth Padgett’s abstract painting, the result can become a realistic scene in “Passionate Embrace.” 

Please join Dallas artists, Niki Gulley and Elizabeth Padgett, for this Two Woman Show “Opposites Attract,” featuring their paintings from two different perspectives – realism and abstraction. Artist Reception is Sun. Feb. 5 from 2 to 4 pm at the Jaycee Center for the Arts,
1975 Puritan Dr. between Story Rd. and MacArthur in Irving, TX. Exhibit runs Jan. 29 – Feb 23, 2012.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
To see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary landscape paintings, visit

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Cottonwood Art Festival – this weekend

September 29th, 2010

“Reflections in Time” ©2010 Niki Gulley
Oil on canvas • 24” x 36”

This painting is inspired by one of my favorite spots just ten minutes from our home in Dallas. It was a perfect autumn day – about 70° with a slight breeze and the peaking autumn colors were more vibrant than usual. With such a gentle wind, the vivid foliage and gorgeous fluffy clouds were reflected fairly clearly in the water and yet at the same time, I chose to create fluid moving strokes to suggest the peaceful energy in that moment.

To see this painting in person, visit my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson, TX this weekend,

Or, e-mail me at for more information.

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