"Dreams Ahead" ©2015 by Niki Gulley
30" x 40" original textured oil paintingEnjoying the melodic tinkling of the aspen leaves rustling in the breeze, the trickling sounds of the babbling brook at our backs, and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so peaceful and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, add to that uplifting feeling. And then just a sliver of the trail cutting through the forest, suggests the excitement of the journey that is to come.
To see my work in person, I'll be exhibiting at Autumn and Art in Witchita, KS this weekend.
Autumn and Art – Bradley Fair
Friday, Sept. 18 • 10am – 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 19 • 10am – 7pm
Sunday, Sept. 20 • 10am – 5pm
Bradley Fair Parkway • Wichita, KS
Or, to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.