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“Daybreak” pastel by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

September 3rd, 2014
“Daybreak” ©2014 Niki Gulley
pastel • 16″ x 40″
Whenever I can actually wake up by dawn, I am always inspired by the magical light that casts its glow across the horizon and am rewarded by the peacefulness before humanity starts stirring. In Daybreak, I wanted to capture that magical morning light and the quiet mysterious mood created from the sun’s rays peeking through the trees, casting their long dramatic shadows and softening the distant landscape.
For more information on “Daybreak,” please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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Plein Air Painting in Tuscany with Niki Gulley

September 2nd, 2013
“Breaking Through,” Tuscany ©2013 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ • Textured Mixed Media on canvas
This painting was inspired by one of our plein air painting workshops in Tuscany. I’ve always been attracted to this lone clump of cypress trees, and on this day the clouds in the sky parted just enough to allow the sun’s rays to pass through and illuminate the cypress grove below. I decided to have fun with the colors to add to the excitement and drama of the moment.
“Breaking Through” and several of Niki’s contemporary impressionistic landscapes are on display at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more information, please contact goodartcompany.com/gac/.
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If you would like join us on our next Plein Air Painting / Photography Workshop to Tuscany Sept. 5-13, 2014, please check out nikigulley.com/artreks for more information. 
Other upcoming Art Treks include:
Venice, Italy – Carnivalé – Feb. 22-Mar. 1, 2014 (deadline approaching)
Paris, France – June 19-27, 2014
 Provence, France – June 26 – July 4, 2014
Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 5-13, 2014
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – Sept. 12-21, 2014

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

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“Aqua Dreams” Textured Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

November 5th, 2012

“Aqua Dreams” ©2012 Niki Gulley
36” x 60” textured oil on canvas

When we arrived at this tranquil spot, the early morning light was very cool in color, but as the sun began to rise from the horizon, it shone this beautiful warm light that shimmered on the water’s surface and cast its hope of what was to come from the brand new day. I remember the peacefulness I felt in that moment, and a sense that anything was possible. In Aqua Dreams, by showing the contrast in the cool aqua/blues in the foreground waters against the warm golden glow on the distant pond’s edge, I wanted to share that feeling of hope and promise communicated by nature.

This painting is available at American Fine Art Gallery in Dallas. See americanfineart.com for details.

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
E-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information.

 

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“Golden Moment, White Rock Lake” by Niki Gulley

August 13th, 2012

“Golden Moment, White Rock Lake” ©2012 Niki Gulley
Textured oil on canvas • 12″ x 24″

On a peaceful autumn day last fall, I went out with my camera to White Rock Lake and captured this beautiful sunset behind the Dallas skyline. I liked how the pampas grass and various plants in the foreground were back lit by the setting sun and how the water’s surface was shimmering from the low light, adding to a sense of mystery and tranquility in that golden moment.

If you’d like information on “Golden Moment,” e-mail Niki Gulley, or contact American Fine Art, AmericanFineArt.com.

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New Textured Sunflower oil painting by Niki Gulley

March 16th, 2012
“Sun Drenched II” ©2012 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ • textured oil on cavan

Inspired by our trip to Provence last summer, I was awestruck by these massive fields of sunflowers blooming. Seeing this brilliant carpet of gold, with its sea of faces smiling towards the sun, just made me feel happy and I wanted you to experience that joy, too. In person “Sun Drenched II” practically leaps off the canvas with its vibrant yellow petals and extremely thick three-dimensional oil paint.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured floral paintings.
Or, to see more of her work, stop by her booth at Artscape this weekend.
Fri. March 16th • 9am – 5pm
 Sat. March 17th • 9am – 5pm
 Sun. March 18th • 9am – 5pm
 Dallas Arboretum • 8617 Garland Rd.
http://www.dallasarboretum.org/artscape

If you would like to join us in May for our next ArtTrek to Paris, France, or to Tuscany in September and see Italy’s sunflowers in person, visit nikigulley.com/artreks, which goes into detail about our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops. We’d love to have you join us!

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“Texas Treats” textured bluebonnet oil painting

September 9th, 2011

“Texas Treats” ©2011 Niki Gulley
12″ x 12″ textured oil painting on canvas
I painted these Texas bluebonnets with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I’ve painted the scene around the edges of the canvas on 1 1/2″ deep stretcher bars so that the paintings can be hung without a frame for a unique sculptural effect.
To see more of my bluebonnet and Texas paintings, visit NikiGulley.com /?page_id=229.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my textured oil paintings.

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Bluebonnets & Texas Wildflowers painting by Niki Gulley

September 7th, 2011

“Texas Treats IV” ©2011 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 12″ oil painting on canvas
Just Sold! I painted these Texas bluebonnets & Indian Blanket with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture so that the image comes to life and leaps off the canvas! In this wildflower painting series, I’ve painted the scene around the edges of the canvas on 1 1/2″ deep stretcher bars so that the paintings can be hung without a frame for a unique sculptural effect.
To see more of my bluebonnet and Texas paintings, visit NikiGulley.com /?page_id=229.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my textured oil paintings.

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New Textured Birch Oil Painting

September 2nd, 2011

“Colorful Transformation” ©2011 by Niki Gulley
textured oil painting • 36″ x 48″

Rather than create an exact replica of the forest, 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, e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
Or, to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, go to NikiGulley.com/?page_id=33.

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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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“Bursting with Color” oil diptych at Madison’s Art Fair on the Square

July 8th, 2011

“Bursting with Color” ©2011 Niki Gulley
Two 24” x 24” textured oil paintings on canvas to form a 24” x 48” diptych

I love it when we are driving leisurely through the countryside and we come across a gorgeous field of wildflowers. The sudden burst of color thrills your senses! Playing with color and texture, I feel like this poppy painting radiates with energy and captures the joy you feel on one of the first beautiful days of spring.

With this series, you can purchase either the left or the right painting to hang alone or display both side by side to form a panorama diptych.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured floral paintings.
Or, to see more of her work, stop by her booth at Art Fair on the Square in Madison, WI this weekend, (July 9 & 10). mmoca.org

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