Each work of art that Julie creates represents a moment she experienced in the field with her beloved wildlife and western subject matter. She spend weeks every year in observing, sketching, and photographing wildlife, horses, and rodeos throughout the Rockies. This material becomes the basis for her art; each piece may take up to a week or more of design work, playing with compositions, trying many variations in both physical and digital sketches.
She’s not interested in rehashing the same image and the same composition repeatedly in the service of sales; she wants each work of art to be unique to the moment, to her vision, and to the collector in whose home it will live. When you purchase that work of art, the meaning becomes yours; you experience your own feelings and stories about the image. She starts the piece; you complete it.
Julie uses only museum-quality archival materials. She uses professional-grade artists' oil and acrylic paints, archival supports like triple-primed 100% cotton canvas and acid-free papers, and custom-ordered professional scratchboards. Paintings are finished with multiple coats of protective varnish; scratchboards receive at least 5 coats of a matte final fixative that deepens the black and makes the surface tougher.
Select National & International Exhibitions
2018-19 Buffalo Bill Art Show -- Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY
2017-19 Small Works Great Wonders -- National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
2017-19 Greeley Stampede Art Show - Greeley, CO
2014-19 America’s Horse in Art - Amarillo, TX
2015 The Horse in Contemporary Art - Dorset, England