“Sparking the Imagination” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Sparking the Imagination” ©2022 Niki Gulley 
 36″ x 36″ textured mixed media on 1.5″ gallery wrap canvas with the painting continuing around the edges    

With “Sparking the Imagination,” 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 a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by woodland, connecting with nature and the heavens above. Flowing in an ascending circular pattern, transitioning from spring, summer, winter, fall and back again to spring, reminds us of the cyclical forces of life and what our place can be within it. 

If you’d like to see more of my work in person and you’re in Columbus, OH this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Columbus Arts Festival:

Columbus Arts Festival
Columbus, OH
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


To purchase “Sparking the Imagination,” go to nikigulley.com/soaring-high/.

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.