ABOUT THE ARTIST
Julie Dunn presents an unusual and refreshing style of painting known as Tempera Batik painting on paper. Her subjects include Central Coast landscapes, endangered species, and exotic flowers. Julieís unique style is characterized by vibrant use of color, an appealing textural surface, and compelling imagery. She has won several awards for her paintings, and will accept commissions.
An accomplished artist and art educator, Ms. Dunn holds a Bachelors Degree in drawing and painting, and a teaching credential in Art Education. Over the past 20 years her art career has included graphic design, architectural illustration, interior design, textile art-to-wear, commissioned illustrations, murals, teaching and exhibitions.
Before coming to live on the Central Coast, Julie taught art overseas where she experienced a variety of cultures and artistic styles which have influenced her current work. Her paintings are permanently featured at "The Gallery at the Network", located at 778 Higuera, Suite B, in San Luis Obispo, which she co-owns with landscape watercolorist, Rosanne Seitz, and jewelry designer, Linda Lewis.
My paintings are a personal reflection of the world around me. I enjoy creating works of art that are inspirational and uplifting. In an era filled with high technology, stress, and an endless stream of "bad news", I like to draw attention to that which is beautiful and often overlooked, in our fast-paced, modern lifestyle.
I consider most of my paintings to be portraits, whether of a particular landscape that Iíve come to love, a gorgeous flower at a certain moment in time, or an endangered animal that Iím capturing for all eternity. I present to my viewers a vision of the world as seen through my eyes and hope that they can see what I see, and feel what I feel.