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Day 4 of Greece Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

July 15th, 2015
Day 4, Greece Art Trek:  Morning Location – Akrotiri, Santorini
5″ x 7″ oil painting by Niki Gulley
On the fourth day of our Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop in Greece, we visited Akrotiri, the remains from a Minoan civilization preserved during the volcanic eruption from the 16th century BC. The ancient city was fascinating! The beach next door also made for a beautiful, relaxing painting location!
The Red Beach • photo by Scott Williams
Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Spain and the following year we will be headed to Tuscany, England and Ireland, so if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trip! Details will be coming soon on nikigulley.com/artreks.
Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.Or, if you are in the Ann Arbor, MI area this weekend, I will be exhibiting at the State Street Area Art Fair.

State Street Area Art Fair
Wed. July 15 • 10am – 9pm
July 16 and 17 • 10am – 9pm
Sat. July 18 • 10am – 6pm
Ann Arbor, MI
Booth #B214 on N. University between Thayer and State St.
a2statestreetareaartfair.com

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Painting and Photographing in Santorini, Greece with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

July 13th, 2015
Day 3, Greece Art Trek:  Santorini
7″ x 5″ oil painting by Niki Gulley

The next day we painted around the corner from hotel where we had this beautiful vantage point of the white domed church and the ocean below. The photographers viewed more of the town, while others relaxed at the pool at our hotel. That afternoon, we headed to a Santorini winery and sampled the local wines. Yum!

Taking a little time out to enjoy the view and sample the Greek wines, which are quite tasty!
Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Spain and the following year we will be headed to Tuscany, England and Ireland, so if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trip! Details will be coming soon on nikigulley.com/artreks.
Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.Or, if you are in the Ann Arbor, MI area this weekend, I will be exhibiting at the State Street Area Art Fair.

State Street Area Art Fair
Wed. July 15 • 10am – 9pm
July 16 and 17 • 10am – 9pm
Sat. July 18 • 10am – 6pm
Ann Arbor, MI
Booth #B214
on N. University between Thayer and State St.
a2statestreetareaartfair.com

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

May 8th, 2015
“Fire and Gold” ©2015 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.

Please visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

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“Harmonic Hues” – Aspen Tree oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

May 4th, 2015

“Harmonic Hues” ©2015 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ oil on canvas

I love painting aspen trees and I usually work with a more primary color palette, but in this painting, I wanted to convey a quieter, more peaceful mood. Opting for calming moss greens, soft golds and hints of lavender, with some pops of red and burgundy, Harmonic Hues reminds me of the serenity I feel while walking through the forest on a cool autumn day, being totally immersed in nature, not a care in the world. I hope you are transported, too!

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my birch and aspen tree oil paintings.

 Or, visit www.NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

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“Ruby Smiles” Poppy Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

March 9th, 2015
“Ruby Smiles” ©2015 Niki Gulley
10″ x 16″ textured oil painting

I painted these cheerful poppies with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with uplifting color, energy and movement.

To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured floral paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com,

Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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“Flowing Symmetry” Palette Knife Tulip Painting by Niki Gulley

March 6th, 2015
“Flowing Symmetry” ©2015 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16″ textured oil painting

I painted these flowing tulips with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, energy and movement.

To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured floral paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com,

Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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“Dancing in the Breeze” Palette Knife Floral Painting by Niki Gulley

March 4th, 2015
“Dancing in the Breeze” ©2015 Niki Gulley

10″ x 12″ textured oil painting 


I created this painting of purple Clematis on location at the Dallas Arboretum with palette knife and thick oil paint. It was so peaceful in the Poetry Garden, that it seemed like a perfect place to set up my easel. I liked the contrast of the cool purple in the flowers against the warm light of the textured wall behind them. Accentuating the circular design they were forming along with forming curving paint strokes, adds to a feeling of movement and energy, almost as if the petals are dancing in the breeze.
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Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

February 27th, 2015
“Traveling Together,” Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 60″ textured oil painting

Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day while out for a leisurely drive among the bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, movement and energy.

Just sold through the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX (http://www.goodartcompany.com/gac/.)

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

For more information on my bluebonnet paintings and Texas landscapes, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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“Embrace” textured birch oil painting by Niki Gulley

February 25th, 2015
“Embrace” ©2015 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting • 36″ x 36″ on wrap around canvas
I like to play with blurring the lines between realism and abstraction so that some things are left up to the viewer’s imagination. In the case of “Embrace,” I chose this unusual, asymmetrical heart-shaped composition and teased your eye with foreground and background emerging and disappearing to create a more abstract scene. Choosing fiery reds contrasted against turquoise blues cause the colors to dance and vibrate. While diagonal strokes and a circular composition combined with the vibrant hues, create a sense of energy, movement and harmony. Using all of these elements, I wanted to create an uplifting, whimsical, passionate painting filled with youthful hope and discovery.

“Embrace” is available through the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX (http://www.goodartcompany.com/gac/.)

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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“Cascading Rhythms” Palette knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

October 31st, 2014

“Cascading Rhythms” ©2014 Niki Gulley
12” x 24” textured oil on canvas

Water pounds its way down the falls: cascading, rushing, charging into the riverbed — flowing over rocks, swiftly moving forward. Untamed, the surge finds its way over, under, around the boulder-strewn river. Tumbling waters drive up mists above the falls, the rhythmic sounds create a soothing harmony below. Autumn’s low light casts long lines through the Aspen trees and glowing verge.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings.
Please visit NikiGulley.com.

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