|Posted on March 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM|
April show Featuring Julie Luke from Tacoma
With a stellar line-up of very special guests from around the country
Jel Ena Los Angeles CA
Lea Barozzi Portland OR
Patricia Ariel Seattle WA
Amy Katherine Minchew Atlanta GA
Amber Michelle Russell Eau Claire WI
Jessica Ward Manistee MI
Kim Gordon San Francisco CA
our in house Featured artist Amy Weber will have new paintings in watercolor and oils to round out this fantastic showing!
Julie Luke is an emerging visionary artist based out of Tacoma, Washington. She creates whimsical spiritual paintings that evoke her ideals of being boundless and one with spirit. She uses bold patterning, and intense contrast to express her distinct works of art. Julie’s works have been exhibited in galleries and art venues throughout the Pacific Northwest, including a commission for the private gallery of the Dr.Martens U.S. Headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Born on June 18, 1980 in Port Angeles, Washington, Julie was the eighth of nine children, and formal art culture was not accessible to her as a child. She began creating time based ecological art at the age of five years old and began to educate herself in painting when she was fifteen. Julie’s artistic beginning evolved from an innate means to express her distinctive voice amongst a repressive environment. Julie states that the world she would travel to while creating was pure and loving full of otherworldly expression and freedom. Her inherent talent to express and create was influenced by her father, who was a self taught blue collar artist; Julie’s father is still her favorite artist and key inspiration to date.
Julie never imagined her art would later bring her a life as a professional artist, but blissfully welcomes the many exciting and healing opportunities it brings. Julie is currently working on several bodies of art, including The re-calibration of light and dark 2012.