Phoenix artist, Julie Gilbert Pollard, paints in oil and watercolor 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, along with a heightened sense of ‘realness’ that I try to express in my paintings.
Julie is the author of North Light Books, Brilliant Color (oil and acrylic, 2009), Watercolor Unleashed (2013), and recently filmed two Watercolor Unleashed DVD/videos for North Light Shop/ ArtistsNetwork.tv (2011).
She has given instruction in watercolor and oil since 1985, currently conducting classes and workshops in many venues, including Scottsdale Artists’ School, Shemer Art Center and Cynthia’s Art Asylum in the greater Phoenix area, Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation in Wisconsin, Cheap Joe’s Fine Art Workshops in North Carolina and La Romita School of Art in Umbria, Italy.
A frequent award winner, Julie’s oils and watercolors have hung in numerous juried and gallery exhibits. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections and is represented in Phoenix, Arizona by Esprit Decor Gallery.