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At an early age, having found that the grandeur of nature has the ability to uplift the soul, Gulley's feet became set upon the path that would guide her artistic life. This emotional view of the world is something that she translates through her canvas so that the viewer can journey with her, capturing the energy and intrinsic beauty of our natural surroundings.
In order to achieve the desired mood for her work, she combines an impressionistic flair with a sculptor’s technique, thereby creating multi-dimensional images, often by applying paint thickly using palette knives. The resulting style achieves a richness of depth that explodes with color, flows with light, and evokes an emotional response, so as to uplift one’s spirits. Utilizing vivid colors, contrasting the play of light and shadow to create drama, and using broad energetic strokes also add to a sense of vitality and motion, bringing her landscapes to life.
Gulley's work is not only collected internationally, but her award-winning paintings have also exhibited in gallery and museum shows. Besides painting full-time, Gulley and her husband teach painting/photography workshops around the world.