Artist Julie West

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Julie Pridgen West, owner and operator of Pridgen Studios in Pendleton, Oregon, holds a BS in Fine Arts and is almost finished with her MA of Art Education.  An internationally known and award winning master artist working in acrylic, oil, watercolor, bronze, charcoal, pottery, wood and graphic design, West was born and raised on the US/Canadian border, where she took a deep interest in the landscapes and wildlife.  Moose, bear and wolves were regulars at the family farm where she grew up with her grandparents. 
Married young, a military officer’s wife for 23 years, West grew serious about art in 1985 when, at 23, she studied abroad in Germany for two years.  She eventually traveled to Italy where she lived for six months studying painting and drawing before returning home to become an art teacher.  She has taught art for the last 19 years, influencing generations of artists. 
Pridgen West offers  lessons in pottery, painting and more.                      

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