“Coming Home” ©2023 Niki Gulley
20″ x 10″ textured acrylic painting on canvas panel
Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the vast open landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany! Perched on a hilltop with the best views of the surrounding valleys, this villa is set against the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. The long curving driveway and undulating wheatfields draw your eye back through the rolling hills. Beautiful, billowing clouds drift overhead. Early morning light casts dramatic shadows creating a rhythm beckoning you to journey up the drive, guiding you to your new getaway you can call home.
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“Colors of Colmar” ©2023 Niki Gulley
12″ x 12″ textured acrylic painting on canvas panel
Painted on location in the Alsatian town of Colmar, France, the scenery was inspiring everywhere you looked. Straight out of a postcard, practically every view is storybook picture perfect. Today I set up my easel amongst the Russian sage and Black-eyed Susans to capture their joy and energy with a sliver of the cross-timbered architecture in the distance to set the stage. I hope you are transported to this beautiful, magical place!
Painting amongst the Russian sage and Black-eyed Susans
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“Sunshine Serenade III” ©2023 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these uplifting sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture. Bright, smiling faces as big as dinner plates, fill your home with joy and beauty. A quaint stone farmhouse in the distance welcomes you to come in and enjoy the view. Full of warmth and vibrancy, my hope is that when you gaze into this piece, it lifts your spirits and brightens up any spot in your home.
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