“Awakenings” ©2021 Niki Gulley
Four 36″ x 36″ canvases to form a 72″ x 72″ quadriptych • Textured Mixed Media Painting
In “Awakenings” I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops, mesmerized by the scene overhead. I’ve arranged the trunks in a spiral pattern so that you have the sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the woods as they connect with the heavens above. Flowing from one season to the next, my goal is to not only show the beauty of nature, but also bring awareness to the importance of protecting our forests. Trees are the lifeblood of our planet. We are their stewards, and as such, it is up to us to ensure their survival. The ascending vortex and the seasons continuous transitioning, reminds us of the cyclical forces of life and what our place can be within it. Possibilities are endless. Relax. Contemplate. Dream.
I’m honored that this painting will be exhibited at Grand Rapids International Art Prize! Here is how it will be displayed in the lobby at 234 Apartments in September. If you are in the area, please check it out.
“X Marks the Spot” ©2018 by Niki Gulley
SOLD • 16″ x 20″ original textured oil painting
Just Sold! I painted this piece on location when the fall colors were starting to peak in all of their glory. I was drawn to how the autumn leaves glowed when back lit by the sun and the water’s surface reflected brilliantly where the light raked across it. Off in the distance, two trees criss crossed almost like they were marking this spot for me to paint! There was a peacefulness created by the rhythmic sounds of the trickling water, and I hope you are transported to this place where all of your cares drift away.
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