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, uniquely mine, along with a heightened sense of ‘realness’ that I try to express in my paintings.”
Julie is the author of Brilliant Color: Painting Vibrant Outdoor Scenes, North Light Books, 2009. Additional publications include articles in: How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Landscapes, International Artist, 2004; Watercolor ’92, Fall Issue and The Artist’s Magazine, September 1987.
She currently teaches painting classes at The Scottsdale Artists’ School, Shemer Art Center, West Valley Art Museum and Cynthia’s Art Asylum, as well as occasional “remote location” workshops.
Julie is a signature member of the San Diego Watercolor Society. A frequent award winner, her 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 Arizona by Raku Gallery in Jerome & Esprit Decor Gallery in Phoenix.