As a young child, Julie remembers making the trip from our farm in Minnesota to my Uncle’s Wyoming ranch. She was amazed at the vast expanse of the Wyoming sky, how fresh and crisp the air was. The beauty of the mountains took her breath away and the West had captured my heart. The summer of 1981 found Julie back in Wyoming working on a ranch in Jackson Hole. She still resides in Wyoming with her husband Steve. Their three children have grown into wonderful adults and have started lives of their own. She grew up in a rural setting connecting with my pets, our livestock, wildlife and the people that surround her. This connection continues to be alive with the scenery, livestock and cowboy lifestyle inspiring her daily.
“Painting is a language. My creative energies bring this language alive. My hope is to share the emotional response I have to my surroundings on canvas. I speak the language of painting every day. I enjoy working on outdoor studies or larger studio paintings. The scenery and the people I share my life with inspire me to bring the spirit of my subject to life. Whether I am working in oil or graphite, my vision is to touch a place in the viewers world, in their life and just maybe in their heart.”