New Tuscany Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Flowing with Sunshine,” Tuscany ©2014 Niki Gulley
10″ x 30″ textured oil painting

I chose to paint this view of our villa that we stay in during our Tuscany Art Treks, since I’d been admiring it for years. I like how the old stone farmhouse sits high on its hilltop with amazing 360 degree views of the rolling valleys and hill towns. The clouds have been gorgeous every trip we’ve taken, so I also wanted to convey that beauty in this panorama. Taking a few liberties and adding the sunflowers in place of the pool, “Flowing with Sunshine” is loaded with texture, color and uplifting energy!

If you’d like to join us in Tuscany for our next Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop Sept. 5th-13th, please let me know. For more details, e-mail Niki Gulley or go to
Upcoming Art Treks
Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 5-13, 2014

Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – Sept. 12-21, 2014
New Orleans, LA – Oct. 22-26, 2014
Venice, Italy – Carnivalé – Feb. 7-14, 2015
Athens and Santorini, Greece – May 7-16, 2015
Andulucia, Spain – May 2014
The French Riviera – June 16-25, 2015
 Provence, France – June 25 – July 3, 2014

Plein Air Painting / Photography Workshops
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
These workshops are filling up quickly, so we encourage you to register soon!
E-mail me at for more information.


If you’re in the Ann Arbor, MI area this coming weekend and you’d like to see Flowing with Sunshine and more of my palette knife landscape paintings in person, please stop by my booth at the State Street Area Art Fair.

State Street Area Art Fair
Wed. July 16 • 10am – 9pm
Thurs. July 17 • 10am – 9pm
Fri. July 18 • 10am – 9pm
Sat. July 19 • 10am – 6pm
Ann Arbor, MI
Booth #B212 on N. University between Thayer & State St.
To see more of my sunflower and palette knife floral paintings, please visit

E-mail – Niki Gulley