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Artist Julie Graham


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Biography


Having grown up in San Antonio, Texas and Los Angeles, California, Julie's early years were influenced by the artistic beauty found in both states.  The daughter of an artist, she drew inspiration from watching her father paint.  Through her brush technique and choice of bold palette, Julie works to capture the atmosphere of a particular time of the day or the effects of different weather conditions on the landscape. As she paints, she searches for the effects of light in nature.  Her approach of using shadows and complementary color increases her painting's vitality.  The freshness and the energy of her brushstroke reveal her spontaneity and innovative style.  Julie challenges the observer to embrace unusual arrangements with shapes and asymmetrical designs which are prominent features of her selected compositions.  Julie celebrates and transforms the commonplace; finding beauty in the sky at sunrise, radiance in a wheat field or joy in a tree, standing alone.
 
"I am always inspired by watching young artists in my classroom share their artwork with one another.  Interaction between artists instills a creative boldness.  It inspires the artist to use their imagination.  This same passion moves me to create;  whether I am working on establishing an art program within our church, teaching art to students at school or simply painting in my studio....using our talents and gifts that God has given us and sharing it with others, is pure joy!"
 
Married for 40 years to her high school sweetheart from Winston Churchill, Julie and her husband, Robert, reside in The Woodlands.  Julie teaches art at  Wilkerson Intermediate School and is the Facilitator for the Art with Vision program at The Woodlands United Methodist Church.
 
Website:  www.juliegrahamartist.com
 
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