Julia is a native of Alabama, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, was a critical care nurse, then
marketed pharmaceuticals for many years before beginning her art career. Her journey into painting
began in 2008 and she has been painting as a full time artist since 2014.
Drawn to the female figure and face, she prefers to start her paintings with gestural drawings and large
shapes, layered with thin layers and washes of oil. Most recently, she builds up her paintings with lots of
abstract texture, drama and color along with charcoal and oil pastels mixed among the layers. She loves to
connect with and capture the expression, emotion and personalities of the people in her paintings.