“Texas Roots” ©2015 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20” textured oil on canvas
Painted on location, I was drawn to this magnificent Magnolia tree with its massive tangle of gnarly roots. Gripping the water’s edge, it anchors the foreground and leads you down the meandering creek where morning light shimmers across its surface. Adding unexpected pops of color, I wanted this painting to be full of joy while giving you a sense of peace in this protected oasis.
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“Orchestrating Radiance” ©2013 Niki Gulley
Three 48″ x 30″ canvases to form a 48″ x 90″ triptych
Textured oil painting on wrap around canvases
I wanted this large-scale painting to be very uplifting, colorful and full of energy. Opting for warm colors and working with extremely thick paint and palette knives, I chose this lily pond reference from our visit to Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, France. The grounds were breathtaking and I could actually see his paintings come to life. I was drawn to the energetic flow and yet calming serenity in this view, and I positioned the shoreline, shadows and reflections in a curving pattern to add to that mood. Dripping willow leaves frame the foreground as water lilies skim the pond’s surface. The morning light peeking through the distant foliage added to a sense of mystery and promise that I wanted to capture in paint, and share with you that feeling of hope.
To see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary landscape paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com
Or, if you’re in the Chicago area, please stop by her booth at the 57th Street Art Fair:
57th Street Art Fair
Sat. June 1 • 11am – 6pm
Sun. June 2 • 10am – 5pm
On S. Kimbark, between 56th and 57th Streets • Booth # 827 (close to 56th St.) • Chicago, IL
“Colorful Transformation” ©2012 by Niki Gulley
textured oil painting • 36″ x 48″
With “Colorful Transformation,” 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!
For more information on this birch painting, contact American Fine Art Gallery in Dallas, (American Fine Art.) And please stop by the gallery on April 21st where I will be the featured artist as part of Dallas’ Spring Gallery Walk. I will be there from 6-8 pm and would love to meet you! American Fine Art will be unveiling more than a dozen of my new large textured oil paintings, with subjects ranging from aspen and birch trees, to uplifting sunflower fields, and peaceful water lilies, and I can’t wait to hear your feedback.
American Fine Art Gallery
1611 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207-3910
SPRING GALLERY WALK – April 21, 2012
Featured Artist Niki Gulley – “Golden Transitions”
Reception – April 21, 2012 • 6-8 pm
Also, here is some more information on American Fine Art in the April edition of Art Galleries & Aritsts, with my painting “Colorful Transformation” featured in the article!
“Life’s Journey” ©2011 Niki Gulley
46” x 44” traditional oil on wrap around canvas
Follow the deep wood’s path and wander under a canopy of sheltering leaves, light shifts through each branch and twig. Long, late rays of sunlight pierce the dreaming autumn forest, as you enter shadows dapple your journey. You are walking down a loamy path, filled with color-drenched leaves that invite you into the purple shadows where you may seek your dreams. This oil painting of a tranquil wood’s trail inspires your journey and your dreams with lush colors and rich images of beauty ahead.
To see “Life’s Journey” and more of my oil paintings, stop by my booth at Cottonwood Art Festival, Saturday May 7 from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday May 8 from 9 am to 6 pm in Richardson, TX. Cottonwood Park is at the corner of Coit and Beltline. Visit CottonwoodArtFestival.com for details.
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