Phoenix artist, Julie Gilbert Pollard, paints in oil, watercolor and acrylic in a fluid, painterly manner. Her painting style, while representational, is colored with her own personal concept of reality. “The eye may see as a camera ‘sees’, but the mind’s eye sees an altered, imagined image, what it wants and hopes to see. It’s that illusive image, uniquely mine, along with a heightened sense of ‘realness’ that I try to express in my paintings. This world of ours is often a frightening and mysterious place, but it is filled with scenes and subjects that excite my eye and imagination! The magical allure of the natural world, and my reverence for it, compel me to attempt to capture its essence on canvas or paper.”
Julie is the author of three Best Seller North Light Books, “Watercolor Unleashed” , “Discover Oil Painting” and “Brilliant Color” (oil & acrylic) and nine popular North Light Books/ArtistsNetwork.tv DVD videos and downloads (three “Watercolor Unleashed” , four “Discover Oil Painting” and two “Acrylic Unleashed”) are readily available at Julie’s Shop page or North Light Shop. Her long history of writing and illustrating art instruction include articles & paintings in: AcrylicWorks 3 (2016; Page 10), The Artistic Touch 6 (2014; Pages 64, 65 and 72), Watercolor Artist (April 2013), The Artist’s Magazine (May 2010 and September 1987), 100 Ways to Paint Landscapes, (International Artist, 2004) and Watercolor ’92, Fall Issue. She currently writes Watercolor Unleashed! The Notebook (self-published “chapter-at-a-time binder-book” – 2009 through 2016, ongoing), available at Julie’s Shop page.
She has given instruction in watercolor, oil and acrylic since 1985 in numerous venues such as La Romita School of Art in Umbria, Italy, Cheap Joe’s Art Workshops, North Carolina, Beach Art Group, Panama City Beach, Florida, Saanich Peninsula Arts Center, Sidney, B.C., Canada, Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation, Wisconsin and San Diego Watercolor Society, San Diego, CA. Current venues, Arizona and across the U.S., can be found on the Class & Workshop Schedule.
A frequent award winner, Julie’s oils and watercolors have hung in numerous juried and gallery exhibits and she’s a signature member of National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society, San Diego Watercolor Society and Arizona Watercolor Association. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections across Arizona, the United States & around the world. Julie is represented in Arizona by Esprit Decor Gallery in Phoenix, Raku Gallery in Jerome, Sedona Arts Center Gallery in Sedona and by Xanadu Studio Artists in Scottsdale (online gallery).
Page updated April 20, 2017.