About the Artist
Julie grew up in a remote wooded area of Western Canada where she was accustomed to living in the wilderness and was raised with a deep respect for animals and nature, which is often reflected in her work. She immigrated to the U.S. by herself when she was 18, and though she’s lived in several states, has called Colorado home for over a decade. She’s always adored animals and originally set out to study veterinary medicine. However, after years in that line of work, a series of neurological conditions left her too ill for the physical demands that job entailed. After enduring five brain surgeries and feeling useless and lost due to constant health struggles, she decided to pursue her hobby of art seriously since she could do it on her own schedule with her own limitations. After one more brain surgery while in college, Julie graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration in December of 2017. Inspired by Art Nouveau and Pop Surrealism, and with an adoration for bright vivid colors, Julie’s work aims to be whimsical and eye-catching. Unable to focus on just one niche, Julie does children’s book and editorial illustrations, murals, pet portraits, graphic design, and more. She believes in creating impactful work that touches her audience while keeping art affordable and accessible. She resides in the Denver area with her amazing husband, Peter, and their lovable trouble-making cat, Roger.
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 skilled in a variety of mediums both digitally and traditionally, and loves to mix mediums. She’s worked with a variety of clients on diverse projects ranging from editorial illustrations 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.
"Julie was a very responsive artist. From the minute I reached out, up until the very end. She was/is a very caring artist who makes sure you absolutely love the outcome of her work. Happy to have worked with her on the portrait art I needed for a few friends." - Mary G. (from Book an Artist review)
"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. (from Facebook review)
"Her logo design was on point and very fast! Can’t imagine a better artist or service!" - Christopher G. (from Facebook review)
"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. (from Facebook review)
"Julie has such incredible art skills. She has helped making my designed logo into digital format and it looks so much more professional and of course AMAZING." - Ingy C. (from Facebook review)
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