I’m an eclectic artist that believes every image is a narrative. Landscapes, abstractions, and portraiture tell a story.
When I paint a portrait, I strive to capture likeness, the spark of personality, and inner and outer beauty, unified by a harmonious composition of color and shape.
My landscapes are painted in oils on canvas or watercolor using nature as a starting point. I may experiment and abstract the image, yet retain the feeling of nature. Other landscapes are more representational.
I’m a classically trained fine artist. My degree is from Boston University, School of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking.
Following graduation, I worked as a scenic artist in film, T.V., and Walt Disney studios. I taught art to children in the public schools, was an illustrator of a poetry book called “Lifelines” as well as illustrated a CD called “Rhythms From Another Summer” by Jeremy Lev.
My work focuses on commissioned portraits, landscapes, and abstract design utilizing all water-media and oils.
I grew up in Los Angeles, and moved to Raleigh with my husband Mark and three children in 1996. I have a studio at Blake St Studios in downtown Raleigh.
Julia’s Website: www.juliasfineart.com