About the Artist
Julie grew up in a remote wooded area of western Canada where she became accustom to living in the wilderness and developed a deep respect for animals and the environment. She’s loved drawing and creating since the time she could hold a pencil, and would often take inspiration from observing the natural world around her. She originally set out to study veterinary medicine, but when a neurological condition left her too ill for the physical demands that entailed, she decided to pursue art seriously. After enduring six brain surgeries, Julie graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration in December of 2017. Currently residing in northern Colorado, she uses her personal work to examine the connections between life, death, growth, and decay, as well as the various plights faced by our natural world. Julie both exhibits her work in gallery settings, and partners with companies and individuals to bring custom commissions and projects to life. She specializes in pet portraiture and animal art, and believes in creating impactful work that touches her audience while keeping art affordable and accessible to everyone.
When working with Julie, you can expect colorful, bold, detailed, and thoughtfully designed images. She feels that clear communication throughout the whole creation process is key to a successful project, and works hard to ensure her clients are satisfied with her work. She prides herself on being a Renaissance woman who utilizes creative problem solving to overcome unique challenges. She’s worked with a variety of clients on diverse projects ranging from children’s literature to custom tattoos and hand-painted needlepoint canvases. Julie believes that having a versatile skill set makes her a more well-rounded artist who’s capable of adapting to a client’s creative needs.
Download a copy of her CV here: Julie Kitzes CV
Testimonials
"I commissioned Julie to do a colored pencil on wood as a Christmas present for my sister. She was careful to consider exactly what I asked for, while also making some suggestions to enhance the image. I was consistently getting updates and check-ins to make sure I was happy with the direction it was heading in. Most importantly, my sister loved it even more than I imagined she would. Julie was friendly, easy to work with and delivered a great product!" - Samantha P.
"I had the pleasure of working with Julie through 40 West Arts District for the 4th issue of our magazine, West Colfax Lately. She was creative, prompt, professional and easy to work with. She understood the project and our desires but also used her own sense of creativity and critical thinking to come up with a perfect illustration for our magazine. We would use her again in a heartbeat!" - Liz B.
"Her logo design was on point and very fast! Can't imagine a better artist or service." - Chris G.
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