Niki Gulley at the 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago, IL this weekend

“Sun Drenched IV” ©2012 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 48″ textured painting on wrap around canvas

Sun Drenched IV was inspired by our trip to Provence, France last summer. Our timing was perfect and the sunflowers and lavender were in full bloom. While we came across many fields of lavender, we had to search a little harder for sunflowers. Of course that meant sampling more of the local cuisine and wines for much needed fuel as we looked! (My husband likes to say we have to suffer four our art.)

When we eventually came across these sunflowers, I knew immediately they would make a perfect painting. Their bright, smiling faces as big as dinner plates, the sun dappled path leading you deep into the golden field to the quaint stone farmhouse in the distance, and a beautiful summer day with a few peaceful clouds drifting by made for the ideal subject. The resulting painting is so full of color and texture, and my hope is that when you gaze into it, this piece immediately lifts your spirits and brightens up any spot in your home.

If you’re in Chicago this weekend, please stop by my booth at the 57th Street Art Fair where I will be exhibiting more of my sunflower and contemporary landscape paintings, or if you’re in the Dallas area, American Fine Art will have about a dozen of my works on display.

57th Street Art Festival 

Sat. June 2 • 11am – 6pm
Sun. June 3 • 10am – 5pm
Chicago, IL • on 57th St., between Kenwood and Kimbark Ave.

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