Friday, July 22, 2011

"A Pause in Time," Venice pastel by Niki Gulley

“A Pause in Time” Venice, Italy ©2011 Niki Gulley
18” x 24” pastel

Mysterious, enchanted, dreamlike – Venice is a fairytale at night.
Evening has drawn its starry cloak over the city, the crowds and pigeons are gone and three women enjoy the evening at a café in Piazza San Marco.
This changeling city, this artist’s muse now is unhurried, relaxed and romantic
and this one perfect moment in time is held in artful pastels, satiated colors–rich velvet textures capture ebony/violet chairs that Peggy, Pollock or Cole Porter may have sat in,
paintings of angels from old Venice and three modern women of today complete this delicate balance in a point of time.

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.
– Truman Capote

To see more of my pastels, please stop by my booth at the Ann Arbor Art Fair this week.
State Street Area Art Fair
July 20 - July 22 • 10 am - 9 pm
Sat. July 23 • 10 am - 6pm
Ann Arbor, MI • Liberty & State St.
Booth #B212 on University between Thayer & State Streets

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information, or visit my website at

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