Nurtured for nearly her whole life by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, artist Julie Marcelia captures the ever-changing beauty of these land and seascapes in her metal leaf-scape paintings. She translates their dynamism into her own unique interpretations with a keen eye for color and a heartfelt connection to her surroundings. The recurring theme of moving water inspires her Reflections series on metal leaf.
Crafting a unique signature style that layers texture, reflective metal leaf, and paint, her approach creates a dynamic experience, allowing her pieces to evolve with changing light, infusing movement and life. This innovative technique results in pieces that transcend traditional boundaries, defy digital reproduction, and offer viewers a visually rich experience.
In the dance of moving water and the majesty of mountains, she invites viewers to connect with the larger transformative power that shapes our world: be calmed by the ocean’s horizons, be grounded by the mountains’ grandeur, be comforted by the persistent trickle of a little stream, and be amazed by the the rushing flow of a river.
"Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent
and the divine is shining through it all the time." –Thomas Merton
Julie is a member artist of the Art Gallery of Sno-Valley, a regional collective art gallery in historic Snoqualmie, WA.
ART GALLERY OF SNOVALLEY
8130 RAILROAD AVENUE SE
SNOQUALMIE, WA 98065
Follow her on Instagram: @juliemarcelia