Born and raised in Colorado, Julie lives and works as a studio artist in the San Diego area.
Julie is the founder of the global art project, Lift the Sky.

Art and music have always been an important part of her life. After studying business in college, it was a trip to Florence, Italy that impacted Julie’s life. So inspired by the art there, she determined to change her life, take her art to the next level and to earn her living through art. Julie served at Front Porch Gallery, a nonprofit gallery in Carlsbad, CA where she worked for nearly eighteen years until leaving in September 2023. There she curated exhibits, worked with region based artists, oversaw operations including developing programs for residents of Front Porch Communities and juried exhibitions both for the gallery and outside organizations.

Julie has continued to develop her technical knowledge and skills through self-study as well as through workshops including with Rebecca Crowell in Ireland in 2015 and 2017, Krista Harris in 2019 and 2021, and Nicholas Wilton.

With a unique artistic voice and evocative exploration of our shared human workings, Julie strives to uplift by creating artworks with an aim to illicit feeling as well as thought. Her desire is to create beauty in her work without it having to be pretty.

Julie is represented by where she is a Top Artist. Her work was also sold nationally through the exclusive Crate and Barrel and partnership where she was consistently a top seller. Additionally, Julie is represented world-wide with fine art publisher ImageConscious. Julie’s work has been exhibited internationally and featured in the books A Walk into Abstracts 2, Joomchi and Beyond and Fun Size.

Julie attended an artist residency in France where she completed large paintings working on the idea of collective memory and has been invited to an artist residency in 2024 in Bulgaria. Serving as artist mentor, speaker and teacher are newer aspects of her art practice.