Niki Gulley

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Industry Arts
Occupation Artist
Location Dallas, TX, United States
Introduction Niki Gulley’s passion for painting began in grade school when she had to draw something as mundane as shoes for art class, and loved every minute of it. Her parents enrolled her in private lessons and she was hooked. Following her childhood in Chicago, Niki relocated to Dallas to pursue an art major at SMU. Since she disliked the freezing Illinois winters, Dallas seemed like the place to stay after graduating. Next, Gulley entered the world of advertising, working as art director for a local magazine. After a few years passed, Niki felt like something was missing. So she started painting again every free moment. This is what she had been missing and she began to feel fulfilled again. It is from this feeling of true joy that Niki translates onto canvas. She seeks to capture the beauty of our landscape, utilizing vivid colors in oil paint and pastels to convey a particular mood. Gulley invites you to reconnect with nature and escape day-to-day responsibilities along with her in these creations.
Interests Niki Gulley paints full-time, teaches private groups in her studio in Dallas, and also leads painting workshops abroad. She and her husband, professional photographer, Scott Williams, currently teach a unique joint workshop in Venice, Italy in May. To find out more about workshops, classes, original paintings and where Gulley is exhibiting her work, visit her website at Niki Gulley’s artwork not only has a loyal local following, but is also recognized throughout the country. She has exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art and galleries in New York City, New Orleans, Vail, Palm Beach, Laguna Beach and Dallas. Besides exhibiting in competitive national, international and museum exhibitions, her award-winning paintings have also been collected by several established corporations including Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, Baylor Medical Center in Dallas and Northstar Bank of Texas. Gulley is also a member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America and Oil Painters of America.