“Afternoon in the Park” ©2022 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16″ textured oil painting
Recently collectors of mine invited us to stay with them at their beautiful home in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. I loved all of the gorgeous colors of the architecture and lush foliage blooming everywhere. Around almost every corner was a peaceful park inviting you to stroll through or just sit and enjoy the tranquility of the moment.
“Flowing into Spring” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, framed in an espresso floater frame
Just Sold! I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I love tulips being one of the first flowers to announce that winter has officially ended, so I focused on these colorful red and white striped ones in the foreground, which contrast so well against the complimentary green leaves and grasses. I also liked how their height leads you back into the distant flower beds and onto the Degolyer house in the background, so I chose this vertical panorama format to accentuate that feeling. Loaded with thick oil paint, texture and movement, I hope you can feel the joy that spring is in the air!
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“Cacophony” ©2022 Niki Gulley
30” x 30″ textured mixed media painting
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
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.
If you’re in Columbus this weekend, please stop by my exhibit at the Columbus Arts Festival:
Columbus Arts Festival
Downtown riverfront in the Scioto Mile
Booth #M545 on Main St.
Fri. June 10 • 11am – 9pm
Sat. June 11 • 10am – 9pm
Sun. June 12 • 10am – 5pm
For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
Or, please visit my website at NikiGulley.com
to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.
“Simple Life IV” ©2022 Niki Gulley
textured oil paint on canvas • framed in natural wood floater frame • 16″ x 20″
My husband and I were on a road trip when we came across a couple of these white house glowing on the horizon. Set among vibrant green gently rolling hills with the intense blue ocean in the distance, something beckoned us to stop. Maybe it was the quiet beauty of the scene, or the nostalgic tug at a simpler life, but we were both moved to capture the moment. To convey that feeling of a less congested life, I accentuated the the basic shapes of the homes against the simple repetive curves of the hills. Meanwhile a few wispy clouds drift by adding to the tranquility of the moment. I hope you are transported to this memory of our past, before modern life got so complicated.
To see more of my palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.