New “Awakenings” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

 

 
“Awakenings” ©2022 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. 

To purchase the original “Awakenings” painting, please visit nikigulley.com/awakenings/.

 

Or, if you’d prefer a print on canvas, go to nikigulley.com/awakenings-canvas-print/.
 
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E-mail – Niki Gulley

Check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

 

 
 

Colorado Landscape Palette Knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

“Falling Rocks” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 24” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

This painting is inspired from my first trip to Colorado. I loved the majestic mountains, the meandering creeks and rushing rivers, the lush terrain and the quaking aspen trees. The ride through the mountains was thrilling, as we straddled cliff sides, our tires gripped the road through spine-tingling hairpin turns, we raced through cavernous tunnels carved through the dense rock, and jagged mountains hugged us like there was no tomorrow. And, as if the journey wasn’t exciting enough, we were reminded of the  adventure that lay ahead with a new falling rocks sign every few bends!

 
For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

 

“Climbing Trees” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Climbing Trees” ©2021 Niki Gulley
40” x 30” oil on canvas
 

Growing up in the midwest, I loved the first snowfall of the year when everything would get a beautiful dusting of pristine white powder, including even the tiniest of branches in the treetops above. If you caught that moment early enough in the morning before anything had disturbed the intricate frosted web, it was just magical. Then the sun would start rising and peeking through the limbs, and everything would sparkle like diamonds. In Climbing Trees, I wanted to capture that beautiful moment when the sunlight dances through the icing on the treetops and you can feel yourself looking up in wonderment just like you did when you were a kid.

 
For more details and to purchase, go to nikigulley.com/climbing-trees/.
 
 
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E-mail – Niki Gulley for more information on Climbing Trees.

To see more of Niki Gulley’s Palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

 

 https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

 

New “Awakenings” by Niki Gulley Will Be Exhibiting at Grand Rapids Art Prize

 

“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. 

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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.
 
 
 

For more details and purchasing information on “Awakenings,” please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

 

 

“Evolving Seasons” Large Scale Quad Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 
“Evolving Seasons” ©2021 by Niki Gulley

Four 48″ x 36″ textured oil painting to form a 48″ x 144″ quadriptych

I wanted to create a large horizontal quadriptych, or four piece painting, that would flow from one season to the next to show the beauty of the forest throughout the year. Working on such a large scale invites you to step right into the scene and take a walk through the woods, enjoying all of the peace and joy that nature has to offer.

Here you can see all four paintings in a row, flowing from spring to summer and fall to winter. Rather than show the same exact scene at four different times of year, I decided I would rather show one long forest evolving from one season to the next to create a better harmony across the canvases. From the ground gently undulating underneath, to the pine trees flowing from canvas to canvas, to the rhythm created from aspens and oaks repeating, to the foliage and pops of color emerging and drifting into the distance, all elements are designed to add to the flowing symphony in “Evolving Seasons.

To see my “Evolving Seasons” series, please visit the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.

 
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For more details on my other aspen and birch paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

 

“Flowing into Autumn” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Flowing into Autumn” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

 

Just Sold! I created “Flowing into Autumn” with many layers of paint, starting with a swirling thin application to form the tangled underbrush and flowing current to thick impasto strokes for texture and energy in the foliage and trunks. Water rushes downstream as autumn leaves dance in the gentle breeze. I hope you experience a feeling of peace and warmth being immersed in the beauty of nature, letting all of your cares drift away.
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on “Flowing into Autumn” and her other palette knife paintings.

See NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

 
https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/
 

“Climbing Trees” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Climbing Trees” ©2020 Niki Gulley
40” x 30” oil on canvas
 

Growing up in the midwest, I loved the first snowfall of the year when everything would get a beautiful dusting of pristine white powder, including even the tiniest of branches in the treetops above. If you caught that moment early enough in the morning before anything had disturbed the intricate frosted web, it was just magical. Then the sun would start rising and peeking through the limbs, and everything would sparkle like diamonds. In Climbing Trees, I wanted to capture that beautiful moment when the sunlight dances through the icing on the treetops and you can feel yourself looking up in wonderment just like you did when you were a kid.

 
 
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E-mail – Niki Gulley for more information on Climbing Trees.

To see more of Niki Gulley’s Palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

 

 https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

 

“Flowing into Autumn” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Flowing into Autumn” ©2020 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

 

I created “Flowing into Autumn” with many layers of paint, starting with a swirling thin application to form the tangled underbrush and flowing current to thick impasto strokes for texture and energy in the foliage and trunks. Water rushes downstream as autumn leaves dance in the gentle breeze. I hope you experience a feeling of peace and warmth being immersed in the beauty of nature, letting all of your cares drift away.
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on “Flowing into Autumn” and her other palette knife paintings.

See NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

 
https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/
 

New “Flowing into Autumn” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Flowing into Autumn” ©2019 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
I created “Flowing into Autumn” with many layers of paint, starting with a swirling thin application to form the tangled underbrush and flowing current to thick impasto strokes for texture and energy in the foliage and trunks. Water rushes downstream as autumn leaves dance in the gentle breeze. I hope you experience a feeling of peace and warmth being immersed in the beauty of nature, letting all of your cares drift away.
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on “Flowing into Autumn” and her other palette knife paintings.
See NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

 
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To see “Flowing into Autumn” on display until Nov. 30th, please visit:
 
The Goodrich Gallery – One Woman Show: Niki Gulley
Nov. 1st – Nov. 30th 
Gallery hours: Saturdays: 9 a.m. – Noon Sundays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
1928 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 
(214) 220-2727 
 

New “Evolving Seasons” Quadriptych Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Evolving Seasons” ©2019 by Niki Gulley
Four 48″ x 36″ textured oil painting to form a 48″ x 144″ quadriptych

I wanted to create a large horizontal quadriptych, or four piece painting, that would flow from one season to the next to show the beauty of the forest throughout the year. Working on such a large scale invites you to step right into the scene and take a walk through the woods, enjoying all of the peace and joy that nature has to offer.

Here you can see all four paintings in a row, flowing from spring to summer and fall to winter. Rather than show the same exact scene at four different times of year, I decided I would rather show one long forest evolving from one season to the next to create a better harmony across the canvases. From the ground gently undulating underneath, to the pine trees flowing from canvas to canvas, to the rhythm created from aspens and oaks repeating, to the foliage and pops of color emerging and drifting into the distance, all elements are designed to add to the flowing symphony in “Evolving Seasons.

To see my “Evolving Seasons” series, please visit my one woman show at the Goodrich Gallery in Dallas:

Goodrich Gallery – One Woman Show: Niki Gulley
Opening Reception with the Artist: Sun., Nov. 10 • noon – 2:00 p.m.
Show continuing Nov. 1st – Nov. 30th 
Gallery hours: Saturdays: 9 a.m. – Noon Sundays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
1928 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 
(214) 220-2727 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her aspen and birch tree palette knife paintings.