May 18 - 19 , Site: 328
200 Kimble Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Julia is an award-winning oil painter known for her lush contemporary florals. She was trained in traditional techniques, but her paintings veer into new territories such as flower mandalas and quirky momotypes. Julia is active in the California art community and shows her work at Gallery 24 in Los Gatos, where she is also the gallery manager.
“My job as an artist is to take the beauty I see around me and distill it into a new image. To say that my work is about beauty may sound simple and trite, but making a beautiful painting is not. I’ve painted long enough to know my preferred subject, style and medium. Things I see in nature get edited and colored in my own imagination. In my flower paintings I like to build up colors in thin layers of oil paint, so that the viewer can see subtle nuances.”
Julia is a member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionists Society and Allied Artist West. Her work has been juried into numerous shows at galleries and venues including Las Laguna Gallery, Filoli, NuMu, the Triton Museum of Art and Scottsdale Artists School.