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“Sun Drenched II” Textured Sunflower oil painting by Niki Gulley

July 1st, 2013
“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.

Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Paris June 19-27 and Provence, France June 26-July 4, so if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing during lavender and sunflower season in France, and following in the footsteps of Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne, please join us for this amazing trip! Details will be coming soon on

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“Sunny Disposition” New Sunflower palette knife painting

February 8th, 2013
“Sunny Disposition” ©2013 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Festive, sun-filled blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling the field with sweet fragrance. This textured oil painting captures a carefree summer morning with sunflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the field with joy under the sunny skies above.

If you’d like to join us in Provence, France (in June/July 2014) as part of our Plein-Air Painting / Photography Art Treks Workshops, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
Or, visit to find out more about our upcoming trips.

For more information on my textured sunflower and poppy field oil paintings, e-mail niki@nikigulley or go to to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

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Textured Sunflower Series by Niki Gulley

December 26th, 2012

“Sunny Moments V” ©2012 Niki Gulley
12″ x 12″ textured oil on canvas
This piece was selected to hang in the Artists of Texas Juried Show at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas

I painted these sunflowers with extremely thick paint and palette knife. The resulting canvas is loaded with texture, color and energy! I’ve painted it on 1 and 1/2 inch deep stretcher bars, with the image continuing around the edges so that it can be hung as is frameless for a contemporary look. 

This sunflower scene looks great hung alone to brighten up a little spot, or in a grouping with some of my sunflower or floral scenes. Hang them horizontally (like pictured above), vertically, on a diagonal (as seen below) or stacked. Take a look at to find complimentary companion pieces.

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New Sunflower Painting

May 2nd, 2012
“Sun Drenched III” ©2012 Niki Gulley
36″ x 48″ textured painting on wrap around canvas

Sun Drenched III was inspired by our trip to Provence, France last summer. Our timing was perfect and the sunflowers and lavender were in full bloom. While we came across many fields of lavender, we had to search a little harder for sunflowers. Of course that meant sampling more of the local cuisine and wines for much needed fuel as we looked! (My husband likes to say we have to suffer four our art.)

When we eventually came across these sunflowers, I knew immediately they would make a perfect painting. Their bright, smiling faces as big as dinner plates, the sun dappled path leading you deep into the golden field to the quaint stone farmhouse in the distance, and a beautiful summer day with a few peaceful clouds drifting by made for the ideal subject. The resulting painting is so full of color and texture, and my hope is that when you gaze into it, this piece immediately lifts your spirits and brightens up any spot in your home.

If you’re in Dallas this weekend, please stop by my booth at Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival where I will be exhibiting, or you can always drop by my Dallas gallery this summer, American Fine Art,

Cottonwood Art Festival
May 5 • 10am – 8pm
May 6 • 10am – 6pm

Richardson, TX • 

Cottonwood Park • 

on Beltline Rd. just east of Coit

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Sold at American Fine Art – Niki Gulley sunflower & poppy series

April 30th, 2012
“Spring’s Surprises” series ©2012 Niki Gulley
SOLD • Four 12″ x 12″ textured oil paintings on wrap around canvas

Just sold at my opening at American Fine Art this weekend, I created this series of sunflowers and poppies with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint, so that the resulting images are full of color, texture, energy and movement.
To see more of my textured sunflower and poppy paintings, visit American Fine Art Gallery in Dallas,
Or, if you’re in the Dallas this weekend, please stop by my booth at Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival where I will be exhibiting.

Cottonwood Art Festival
May 5 • 10am – 8pm
May 6 • 10am – 6pm

Richardson, TX • 

Cottonwood Park • 

on Beltline Rd. just east of Coit

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