"Joy Ride" by Julie Weaverling, Mixed Media on Canvas
60" X 36"
Mixed Media on Canvas
Original Art Work
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born and raised in Colorado, Julie lives and works in Southern California.
Art and music have always been an important part of her life. After studying business in college, it was a trip to Florence, Italy that impacted Julie’s life. So inspired by the art there, she determined to change her life, take her art to the next level and to earn her living through art. Julie serves as Director of Front Porch Gallery, a nonprofit gallery in Carlsbad, CA where she has worked since January 2006. There she curates exhibits, works with region based artists, oversees operations including developing programs for residents of Front Porch Communities and juries exhibitions both for the gallery and outside organizations.
Julie has continued to develop her technical knowledge and skills through self-study as well as through workshops including with Rebecca Crowell in Ireland in 2015 and 2017, Krista Harris in 2019 and 2021 and Nicholas Wilton.
With a unique artistic voice and evocative exploration of our shared human workings, Julie strives to uplift by creating artworks with an aim to illicit feeling as well as thought. Her desire is to create beauty in her work without it having to be pretty.