Julie Marcelia is a Pacific Northwest native and currently resides in Issaquah. She has been professionally involved in the arts since 1990, first as a musician and later as a painter. She holds a master’s degree in music which provides valuable background and inspiration for her painting practice. Much of her specific painting education has been self taught and supplemented through coursework at Gage Academy, Seattle Artist League, and the New York Studio School. She also owes a debt to Seattle painter Fred Lisaius and the BC critique group. She works primarily in acrylics, appreciating their texture, depth, and versatility.
Always with an eye and ear open for the beautiful, honest, and expressive, she finds joy in creating representational paintings that reflect those ideals. Julie has always loved the outdoors and finds much source material in her own garden where she grows flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruits, and berries. She also paints expressive figures and portraits, exploring the narrative of silence and voice in her series Underwater Silence.
Julie is a member artist of the Art Gallery of Sno-Valley, a regional collective art gallery in Snoqualmie, WA . She also exhibits regularly in the Puget Sound region and is part of the Public Art Program of the Evergreen Association of Fine Arts. All of her paintings are created with quality archival material and are varnished with UV protective archival varnish.
Follow her on Instagram: @juliemarcelia
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