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Artist Julie A. Davis


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Biography


 
The paintings I value exhibit loose brushwork, individual expression and an emotional connection to the viewer. The process of painting is more important to me than a finely finished work and I seek to create authentic, singular works of art.  I love it when people read my work and see themselves: “I’ve been there, I’ve felt that, I know this moment or I get that.”
 
Subjects are generally incidental to my work as the emotional content is more important than realistic execution. For me, realism, abstraction, and invention are all fair game in the search for a meaningful connection. Landscapes form a large part of my work because I love to paint outside where the excitement of being outdoors can show up on the canvas.  My influences include the hundreds of artists I met from all over the world during my stints at the  Vermont Studio Center. I also connect to the master impressionists such as Cezanne and Pissaro, American icons including Fairfield Porter, Wolf Kahn and Anne Packard, and many fine New England plein air painters including Eric Tobin and Peter Miller.
 
My journey of painting began in my mid 30's when I received a gift-- pastel lessons and materials. I instantly fell in love with learning how to draw and paint. I formed many new friendships and was thrilled to find another reason to spend time absorbing the glorious Vermont landscape. My desire to paint deepened when a close friend and skilled artist was killed in a tragic accident.  It was at that time that I recognized how painting could offer me a spiritual refuge.  I was offered a residency scholarhsip to the Vermont Studio Center where I formed an even deeper commitment and dedication [...]

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