Niki Gulley Demonstrating at Marigold Arts Gallery in Santa Fe

“Sunburst” ©2021 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
Inspired by the gorgeous aspen groves located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain rising above Santa Fe, I wanted to capture this magical morning light casting its warm glow on the forest. Peaceful and mysterious, the sun’s rays peek through the knotted trunks causing the landscape to dance with light and awaken with autumn’s kaleidoscope of colors. Loaded with texture and layers and layers of paint, the forest shimmers with hope and discovery for the new day.
This Saturday I will  be demonstrating at my Santa Fe Gallery, Marigold Arts, from 10am – 2pm. If you are in the area, stop by, say hello and watch my process. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Marigold Arts Gallery
Niki Gulley Demonstration –
July 3rd @ 10am
424 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM
“Sunburst” and several of my Southwest landscapes will be hanging there, so if you are in Santa Fe please check them out.

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New “Heaven Sent” Uplifting Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Heaven Sent” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 34″ textured mixed media painting on 3/4″ canvas with the painting wrapping around the edges
In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting autumn tones contrasted against a soft blue sky, gentle clouds drift by as the sun peeks through casting its magical light on everything it touches and lifting your spirits. Arranging the trees in a circular pattern gives you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest and directs your eye to hope’s focal point. Utilizing thick, energetic paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of promise and discovery.
For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.


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