Julie-Ann is an active member of the Canadian Federation of Artists (South Okanagan/Similkameen Chapter). She enjoys the rich subject matter of the sunny Okanagan. After living in Alberta for more than 35 yrs, working in health care, social work, human resources and training, Julie-Ann moved to Penticton in 2007.
With a lifelong love of art and an inherited ability Julie-Ann developed a passion for drawing and painting animals, winning awards as a student. She has participated in several courses at Grant MacEwan College-Fine Arts Program and various workshops with Edmonton artists including Frank Haddock and Willie Wong. In the Okanagan she has regularly joined well known Canadian artist Kindrie Grove's studio sessions, Shatford Life drawing and Alan Wylie workshops. This focused work has allowed growth as an artist and excitement about sharing her art. Using acrylic, watercolour, oil, ink and charcoal she continues to be focused primarily on birds and animals, figurative, life drawing and portrait work, but often explores abstract, still life and landscape work.
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