“Sunset Symphony” – 48″ x 60″ textured acrylic painting on canvas ____________________________________________________________________

Welcome to my online gallery!

I am a full-time professional artist, and I consider myself a contemporary impressionist, specializing in heavily textured landscape paintings. Although that is too simplified. Really what I paint for you is joy, hope and serenity!

Currently, I am playing with multiple layers and extremely thick paint, creating three-dimensional canvases that flow with light, energy and color. My goal is to lift people’s spirits and instill a sense of hope and serenity by bringing the cathartic feelings of being out in nature into your home. 

May you escape into a quiet walk in the woods or be transported to an uplifting field bursting with wildflowers. Enjoy laying on the ground without a care in the world, staring up into the treetops and dreaming about what’s to come. Or, just revisit memories of some of the favorite places you’ve been. 

Focusing on showing the landscape in a modern, unique way, my highly textured paintings are a twist on reality with nature somewhat abstracted, leaving interpretation up to your imagination. Layers and layers of paint cause my paintings to dance with light and dimension, while surprising impressionistic color pops allow you to see something different every time you look at my paintings. Bold expressionistic strokes convey the emotions and energy of being surrounded by nature’s majesty.

Besides these larger sculptural paintings, I also have a gallery on my website displaying my smaller pieces that I create on site from our travels throughout Europe and most recently from Italy and France. Full of spontaneity and emotion, I feel like these location paintings really bring the memories of traveling to life.

Recent Interviews:

If you’d like to learn more about me and my background, please listen to this interview with NBC News in DFW as featured artist at Art in the Square:


Or, if you’d like to know the story behind my joy-filled textured paintings –

From growing up with a blind father to discovering the power of art and nature to heal as a result from recovering from several autoimmune diseases,

Click here for my interview with “Bold Journey” magazine – https://boldjourney.com/news/meet-niki-gulley/.


Art and Foodie Treks:

This summer, we are taking painters, photographers and anyone who wants to join in the fun to Iceland for jaw dropping scenery. Then in 2025, we will be returning to Greece in May to experience the beauty and majesty of Athens and Santorini. When July rolls around, we will escape the heat to soak in the grandeur of Switzerland. Lastly, the year wouldn’t be complete without our most popular trip, a Foodie Treks to Tuscany where you can indulge in Italy’s gastronomic treats.

Spaces are filling up quickly, so let us know if you would like to come along or if you have any questions. Check out our Art Treks website for more details, ArtTreks.org. We’d love to have you join us on one of these exciting adventures!

And, to find out more about Art Treks, check out this cover article that featured us in 76092 Magazine – https://76092magazine.com/digital-edition/.


Iceland Art Trek – August 6-13, 2024
Greece Art Trek – May 17-24, 2025
Switzerland Art Trek – July 26 – August 2, 2025
Tuscany Foodie Trek Trek  – September 27 – October 4, 2025


About the Artist:

Niki Gulley was classically trained for six years in all 2-D media, starting with drawing from life and completing her studies with oil painting at a private art school in Chicago, IL. She continued her art education at SMU in Dallas for another 4 years. Taking the traditional lessons she learned from the Old Masters and Impressionist techniques, she incorporates a contemporary flare to bring a unique, modern feel to her creations. Gulley works with only the highest quality archival museum materials. Whether working in oils or acrylics, each painting may take up to weeks or months to create since she builds up multiple layers to establish the luminosity and textural depth associated with her 3-dimensional impressionistic paintings.
Gulley’s artwork not only has a loyal local following, but is also collected around the globe. She has exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art, and in commerical galleries from New York City to the West coast. Currently, she is represented by AO5 Gallery in Austin, TX, The Good Art Company in Fredericksburg, TX, and The Statton Gallery in Eureka Springs, AR. Besides exhibiting in competitive national, international and museum exhibitions, her award-winning paintings are also hanging at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Prime Lending Corporate Headquarters and Northstar Bank of Texas. Gulley is also a member of the prestigious Oil Painters of America Society and the American Impressionist Society.
In addition to painting for 20 years full-time in her Dallas studio, Gulley and her husband, Scott Williams, lead painting and photography workshops and Foodie Treks all over Europe through www.ArtTreks.org
“Field of Dreams” – Three 48″ x 30″ canvases forming a 48″ x 90″ triptych • textured oil painting on canvas ____________________________________________________________________