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Jules Art & Design

About

Artist Statement

I was an artist from the beginning.  I have always felt a creative surge inside my soul. My strength and weakness is my desire to be an artist that can bring thought and emotion to the canvas.

Acrylic paint is my preferred medium. The thick consistency, and quick drying time are two features I like most.  Acrylic can resemble oil paint when gloss sealer is mixed in, and like watercolor paint when diluted. My acrylic color palette is bold, bright and demands attention.  Color carries some of the emotion in my art, but the use of a palette knife really helps me release my thoughts, letting go.

Honestly, I am a perfectionist.  I put pressure on myself to be perfect. When I paint, I try to let that all go. I mix the colors on the canvas, drip and  splatter the canvas.. pull and push the acrylic around. 

My journey through life has been rich, and has deeply impacted my approach to the canvas. I always knew I wanted to be an artist, and declared art my major on the first day of college.  My adult life has felt like an abstract painting. I married an Air Force pilot, move around the country, all the while, mothering our four children, “starting over” in new places, and handling deployments. We lived in Georgia. Arizona, Texas, Virginia, and New Mexico. From these life experiences these are words that describe the passion I bring to my paintings... love, strength, sacrifice, happy, lonely, joy, overwhelmed, proud, weak, scared, and blessed...  

Galleries and Shows

•Education: Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO. BFA in Fine Arts- Painting & Graphic Design 1996

• Represented by

    ArtBlend Gallery, Ft Lauderdale FL  2011-13

    Phoebe Marsh Design, Denver CO  2012-13

    Spirit Art House, Tucson AZ  2013-2014

    Unlisted LLC., Centennial CO  2013-2014

    Two 25 Art Gallery, Bentonville AR 2014-2015

    Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery, Tucson AZ 2014

    Kashi Kari Art Gallery, Denver CO 2014

    Kalidescope Gallery, Littleton CO 2014-2015
   Cornflower Gallery, Frisco CO 2015-16

    Kariella Boutique & Gallery, Ventura CA 2015-present

    Outnumbered Gallery, Littleton CO2014-18

    Torosiete Gallery, Richmond, VA 2018

    Bungalow LTD. Malibu, CA 2018

    Details and More, Littleton, CO 2018


•Group Show, Shock of the West, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac AZ March-April 2018
•Group Show, The Depot Gallery, All Colorado Show- Littleton CO August 2017
•Group Show, Denver Performing Arts Gallery, Denver CO Dec-Feb 2017
•Group Show, 15th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo - Lone Tree CO Sept-Nov 2016
•Group Show, Louisville Art Asso. National Juried Fine Art Show- Longmont CO July 2016
•Group Show, The HUD Gallery, International Show- Ventura CA March 2016
•Won 1st place in Mural Contests, Littleton CO Sept 2015
•Group Show, La Bodega Gallery, San Diego CA April  2015
•Group Show, La Bodega Gallery, San Diego CA Feb 2015
•Group Show, Outnumbered Gallery, Littleton CO Nov 2014
•Group Show, The HUD Gallery, International Show- Ventura CA Nov 2014
•Group Show, Kashi Kari Art Gallery, Denver CO July 2014
•Group Show, Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery, Downtown Tucson AZ April -2014
•Solo Show, Historic Hotel Congress lobby, Spirit Art House, Downtown Tucson AZ Mar -2014
•Tucson Museum of Art, painting on display at Art Speaks, Tucson AZ Mar- 2014
•Group Show, Spirit Art House at Thunder Canyon Brewery Downtown, Tucson AZ Dec -2013
•Group Show, Spirit Art House at Thunder Canyon Brewery Downtown, Tucson AZ Oct -2013
•Arts in Plaza/Fine Art Festival, won entry. hosted by SAACA, Tucson AZ Oct - 2013 

 •Solo Show “Decide to Fly” Woman’s Career Conference
•Dove Mountain Ritz Carlton -  Marana, AZ June 2013
•Painted “live” at SAACA Splash art event, Tucson AZ June 2013
•Group Show, Kannon Gallery, Denver CO -   April 2013 -3 paintings Won entry in National Juried Contest- “Various Botanicals”
•Group Show, Jewish Community Center Gallery,  Tucson AZ -  March 2013- Won entry into National Juried Contest by International Rescue Corp. Themed showed, titled “Sanctuary” in collaborations with Tucson Art Museum •Group Show, Poudre Gallery and Studios,  Fort Collins CO - Feb 2013-Won 2nd place in National Juried Contest
•Group Show, Great Frame Up Gallery,  Longmont CO - July 2012-  3 paintings Won entry National Juried Contest
•Solo Show,  REVOLUTIO Boutique,  Tucson AZ -  Oct 2012

• Solo Show, Self-Centered Studio, Tucson AZ - July 2012

• Group Show, Artist Haven Gallery, Ft Lauderdale FL - Nov 2011