Capturing the excitement and energy I feel while being immersed in the nature, “Counting Time” is loaded with vibrant autumn colors, extremely thick textured paint, movement and spontaneity. Peeling, knotted aspen trees stretch deeper and deeper into the woods, counting time as their foliage dances in the breeze creating an uptempo rhythm and filling the forest with its gorgeous symphony.
I’m excited to have been invited to exhibit amongst the talented artists at Marigold Arts gallery in Santa Fe, NM! “Flowering Currents IV” and several of my Southwest landscapes will be hanging there, so if you are in the area, please stop in and visit or check them out online, http://www.marigoldarts.com.
Enjoying the concert of aspen leaves rustling in the breeze and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so mesmerizing and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, all add to that uplifting feeling of being immersed in nature’s symphony.
“Knot in the Woods II” ©2021 Niki Gulley
I am so excited that I have been invited to be one of just 20 amazing artists exhibiting at Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM!
They are now displaying some of my aspen forests and Southwestern landscapes. So, if you find yourself in Santa Fe, please stop in and check them out!
Indian Paintbrush reach for the sun, growing and flourishing, adding color and beauty to the rocky New Mexico landscape. Untamed, resilient and brave, these free spirits thrive in the challenging conditions. Sharing joy and hope, may these crimson delights lift your spirits and brighten your day.
While driving from Santa Fe to Taos, this scene literally stopped me in my tracks. Something about that giant rocky mound rising up from the surrounding flat expanse contrasted against the complimentary colored sky was so graphic and surreal. Add to that the bizarre juxtaposition of the stop sign encroaching on what once was uninhabited desert landscape, and I felt like this painting had something to say.