Perserverance ©2013 Niki Gulley
48″ x 36″ • Textured oil painting on canvas
During one of our plein air painting workshops that we lead in Santa Fe, we chose this beautiful location near Georgia O’Keefe’s home of Ghost Ranch. I loved the way the sun illuminated the rocky cliffs and the robust, fluffy clouds that drifted above us. Reaching for the sky, hopeful and steadfast, this one lone tree persevered despite the odds.
If you’d like more information on my contemporary landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley
“Culmination” ©2012 Niki Gulley
SOLD • Three 48″ x 30″ canvases to form a 48″ x 90″ triptych
textured mixed media on wrap around canvas
Just Sold through my Dallas Gallery, American Fine Art!
I decided it would be a fun challenge to create an extremely large painting, and I wanted the final piece 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 water lilies and my paint strokes in a circular pattern to add to that mood. 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.
This painting and more of Niki Gulley’s textured landscape paintings are on exhibit at American Fine Art Gallery in Dallas. See americanfineart.com
for details.Or if you are in Madison, WI this weekend, please stop by my booth at Art Fair on the Square.
Art Fair on the Square
Sat. July 14 • 9am – 6pm
Sun. July 15 • 10am – 5pm
Madison, WI • 227 State. St.
Booth # 826, 828
on Mifflin St. between State St. & Wisconsin Ave.
“Autumn Splendor” ©2012 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30″ x 48″ textured oil on canvas
This commissioned painting was based on an earlier painting that I’d created of this aspen forest, but my new collectors needed a larger, narrower painting to fit their space. They fell in love with the thick texture of the aspen bark and the vibrant color in the fall foliage that I recreated with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives. The completed painting shimmers with gentle autumn breezes and a quiet energy of change coming. Crisp fall mountain air, clean bright skies overhead, a band of slender straight trunks cut bright strokes of white against a dazzling tumble of green, crimson and gold.
E-mail Niki Gulley
for more information on her textured aspen and birch oil paintings.
Or, to see more of her work, stop by Art@the Domain in Austin, TX this weekend.
“Autumn’s Pulse” ©2010 Niki Gulley
11” x 14” oil on board
I created this autumn scene with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint to achieve texture and suggest the energy found in nature. Can you feel the breeze blowing through the leaves?
If you’d like to learn how to create loose, vibrant paintings join us this fall in my adult art classes in Dallas. I am beginning registration and classes fill up quickly, so visit nikigulley.com/?page_id=13
or e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information.
“April Blooms VI” Â©2010 Niki Gulley
7″ x 5″ oil painting
Bluebonnets are out in full force right now â€“ even in Dallas / Fort Worth with some beautiful patches in between the two cities. I hope you can stop by the Dutch Art Gallery to see my painting “April Blooms” and meet all of the talented artists in the “Finding Her Voice” reception from 1 – 2 pm this Sunday. Visit dutchartusa.com
for more information.
“Ring of Kerry,” Ireland Â©2010 Niki Gulley
12″ x 24″ oil painting
This painting is inspired from our trip to the UK a couple of years ago. Unfortunately it rained solid for 27 of our 30 days abroad â€“ and that was their “dry” season! We finally got a moment of reprieve on our drive around the Ring of Kerry in Ireland, when we came across this beautiful vantage point. The rain eased up for a few minutes and we could enjoy this panoramic view of the bay. I loved the multi-colored hydrangeas in the foreground adding a punch of color to all of the greens and grays and the dramatic lighting created from the sun trying to break through the cloud cover.
I’ll be showing this piece at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas as part of the “Finding Her Voice” show, a tribute to women artists. Stop by the artists reception this Sunday or visit dutchartusa.com
for more information. I’ll be there from 1 – 2 pm and would love to see you there.