Get to know me
At first glance my artistic styles vary. Look up close and you will come to focus, on an eye, an expression, a feeling, or something deeper within yourself. Working between photorealistic portrait painting and mindful meditational arts is what keeps me balanced. I love working with colors, blending, matching and feeling it's emotion. I use layers to build up a portrait and uncover those within. I focus on what matters, maybe an expression, a feeling, a rare detail.
A teacher in many ways...Formally educated, certified, and served as High School Art Teacher for 15 years. I've lead library workshops, Higher Education courses, and at home art classes. I consider myself always a student, in the course of life, and love sharing my knowledge, experience and passions for fully living a life of wellness.
Residing on the North Fork of Long Island, I share my days with my husband, daughter, dog, horses and chickens. Days include horseback riding with friends, equine massage, yoga, meditating, energy healing & reiki, working with essential oils, reading, hiking, baking, gardening, decorating, organizing and floral design. Wow!, seems like a lot, but it's what i do. Creating balance, being peaceful, grateful, and in harmony, has become my center, my attention and my intention, it all comes together in the art!
Thank you for being here!
Julie is a truly gifted artist whose skilled work adorns my home in a number of forms - A painting of my beloved horse, Christopher; a Christmas ornament of my handsome Baxter and endless photos of four horses and four donkeys in many equestrian events. Her ability to capture in exacting detail each horse's unique characteristics is extra ordinary. She has preserved for me joyous life experiences and I look forward to more special, heartfelt moments that we will enjoy in future. - Cathy Springer