Colorful Scottish Harbor by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

Tobermory, Scotland ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 24” textured oil painting 

Recently, I was commissioned by some of my collectors to paint this colorful harbor town of Tobermory in Scotland. They wanted to have a special painting to remember their amazing anniversary trip. I feel so honored that I got to create something so personal for them! 


If you’d like me to create a unique painting of your favorite place or a fond memory, please let me know.

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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
 
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – May 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

New Vermont Covered Bridge Commission by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

SOLD • 12″  x 18″ textured oil painting ©2020 Niki Gulley
 
I recently was commissioned to paint this colorful covered bridge from Vermont surrounded by the gorgeous fall foliage. Created with palette knife and thick oil paint, the final painting is filled with color, texture and energy. I hope you, too, are transported to this idyllic
New England setting.
 
 
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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New “Rural View IV” Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 
“Rural View IV” ©2019 Niki Gulley
 9″ x 12” textured oil painting

Continuing
our journey along the west coast of Iceland, I was taken by their
simplistic architecture, often topped with bright red roofs to add a pop
of color to the natural landscape. In the next several paintings,
you’ll see I chose a different house or barn each day and set out to
capture its shape, the colors and light hitting the structure, and the
picturesque, idyllic, quiet scenery surrounding the building in all
directions. Here is my last one, where we got up to capture sunrise. The
setting had such a beautiful glow to it that I wanted to recreate that
warmth in the foreground and sky contrasted against the cool distant
mountains. Created with palette knife and oil paint, this piece is full
of surprising pops of color, texture, energy and joy.

 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – May 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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New “Woodland Stroll” Birch Tree Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Woodland Stroll” ©2019 Niki Gulley
10″ x 20” textured oil painting

Today we continued our counterclockwise adventure around Iceland to arrive in the north, near the massive, impressive Godafoss waterfall. Unfortunately, our weather turned for the worse, and it was way too wet to paint the falls. However, just over the mountain, 20 minutes away at our b and b, the skies were fairly clear with even occasional glimpses of sunshine. I loved these birch trees all over their property, leading you down to the gorgeous view of the mountains in the distance. Sprinkled with summer wildflowers, I set out to capture the light casting long shadows from the trunks and causing the grasses to glow in the foreground, leading to a feeling of joy and serenity in this beautiful spot.

Close up texture detail of Woodland Stroll:
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – May 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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“Ruby Bridges” Vermont Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Autumn Passage” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3, Morning Location – Northfield, VT
 
Just Sold through Brandon Jacobs Gallery! On
the third day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband
and I led, we checked out of our lodging in Woodstock and headed to
Northfield, home of 5 different covered bridges. We set up our easels
near one of the bridges, attracted to its bright red wood, surrounded by
the gorgeous fall foliage. I loved this view of the first bridge
framing the second ruby bridge in the distance – something we definitely
don’t see in Texas! I hope you, too, are transported to this idyllic
New England setting.
 
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To view more of my textured oil paintings at Brandon Jacobs Gallery in Kansas City, MO, check out  BrandonJacobsGallery.com.

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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – May 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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

 

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“Autumn Hideaway” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Autumn Hideaway”  ©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 
 
After
we finished teaching our Art Trek to Vermont, my husband and I stayed
another few days to try to capture the gorgeous scenery on canvas and
film. This morning, we ventured up to the majestic overlook by the Von
Trapp property to capture the spectacular scenery. I loved how this
cabin was perfectly tucked into the mountainside surrounded by vibrant
fall foliage. The slightly overcast day made the colors pop even more! I
hope you, too, can enjoy the crisp autumn air and a peaceful escape
from the bustle of city life.
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – May 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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Palette Knife Oil Painting of Stowe, VT by Niki Gulley

 “Autumn in Stowe” ©2019 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3 – Stowe, VT
 
During our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught, we painted this gorgeous valley in Stowe, VT with its iconic church nestled among the vibrant foliage. Painted with palette knife and oil paint, this canvas is loaded with textured, color and movement!
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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New “Golden Birch” Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 
“Golden Birch” ©2019 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ oil painting 
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2: Woodstock
 
On the second day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we decided to paint right at our b and b because the grounds were so beautiful. Meanwhile the photographers and tourists, visited the nearby towns to photograph covered bridges, wooden barns and the gorgeous fall foliage. I decided to paint this regal birch tree next to our inn. I liked how it was perched on top if this hill, extending towards the sky. The vibrant yellows and orange leaves vibrated with energy against the clear blue sky, and I wanted to capture that feeling on my canvas. What a great way to spend the day!
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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Painting and Photographing in Stowe, VT with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

“Into the Woods III”  ©2019 Niki Gulley
• 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Stowe, VT
 
On the fourth day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek, we headed to the top of Stowe Mountain to explore. The painters set out to capture this gorgeous forest ablaze with color. I loved the split rail fence lining the walkway. Meanwhile, the photographers and tourists ventured on foot through the forest and then continued to explore by car the surrounding area, picking us up for lunch on their return. 
 
That afternoon we visited local cheese and cider companies tasting Vermont’s treats. In the evening we enjoyed viewing everyone’s paintings and watching the photographers’ slide shows from the week. Afterwards we delighted in one last dinner together. A great treat with new friends after a fun-filled day!
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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E-mail Niki Gulley with any questions.
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

“Into the Woods II” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Into the Woods II” ©2019 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Stowe, VT
 
Every day we were in New England, we’d drive through this gorgeous fall canopy. So one morning when the light was sparkling through the leaves, I decided to set my easel up along the road to capture its beauty and mystery. I loved the curve of the road beckoning you into the autumn glow. The dappled light also created a warmth leading your eye through the painting, onto the journey ahead.
 
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.