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Hello, my name is Julie. Welcome and thank you for stopping by. Please look around and I hope you will enjoy your visit.

I would like to tell you a little about myself. I showed talent as an artist while I was growing up but it was 2008 when I decided to pick up the paint brush and start painting again after 26 years. I spent my earlier years drawing in charcoal (black and white). My goal was to pick up commissioned pieces hoping for some quick money doing portraits of people and animals. However, when I would work on people, I would get some not so easy to hear comments. I found people are very critical of themselves anyway, so to do a portrait I would hear the critical comments. After the critical feedback after many years, a portrait would end up taking me much longer than I intended because I would suffer with anxiety thinking I would once again spend so much time on something they would criticize. When I look back now at my portraits, I realize that they were so good that the one criticizing the work must have forgot that it is a piece of artwork and not a photograph.

ART WORK IS NOT A PHOTOGRAPH.

I am so glad I found the love of painting. I love that I come to realize that an artist has the freedom of expression. Where I once feared of going outside the lines, I now have the freedom to create what my mind sees.

I recognize my talent comes from God. I am not ashamed to say that I am a follower of Jesus Christ. My life has made a 360 degree turn for the better. And so in saying that, where I once could only paint or draw things that I could see with my visual eye sight, now I can see visuals in my mind that I have decided to paint. They speak a message in my heart and as I begin to journey into a new dimension of my painting, I pray and ask for your prayers for the anointing to fall on me.

Thank you for coming. I hope you will keep coming back.

Julie

Lion and Lamb complete

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