Niki Gulley’s passion for painting began in grade school when she had to draw something as mundane as shoes for art class. Seeing a spark of enthusiasm, her parents signed her up for private art lessons and she has been hooked ever since. Niki relocated from Illinois to Dallas to pursue an art major at Southern Methodist University. Since she disliked the long Chicago winters, Dallas seemed like the place to stay after completing her degree.
Niki first worked in the world of advertising, but after a few years she felt something was missing. She started painting again during nights, weekends and any time she could find a free moment. Ten years later she segued from advertising to live her life’s dream of being a full-time artist and has continued to paint full time for the past fifteen years. Besides painting in her Dallas studio, Gulley has traveled the globe in search for inspiration. With her husband and photographer, Scott Williams, they have combined their mutual experience as travelers, coupled with their passion for teaching, to conduct painting and photography Art Treks both in Europe and the US.
Niki seeks to capture the beauty and mysteries of our landscape, utilizing vivid color palettes to convey a particular mood. She invites you to reconnect with nature and escape the day-to-day responsibilities along with her in these creations.