About Julie: Julie Larick is a painter who lives and works in New Bern, North Carolina. She received her B.S. in Medical Illustration from the Ohio State University in 1984. Her formative years were spent painting and drawing under the direction of her mother, the painter Barbara Doane Larick. In 1989 she studied at the Georgetown Studio School in Washington, D.C., and in 1991 Julie spent a year at Washington University in St. Louis, MO as a post-graduate studying painting with William Hawk. She has earned a living for many years as a Medical Illustrator concurrently maintaining a painting studio and showing her art. She is also available to complete commissioned portraits.
Artist's Statement: My work is initially the result of an interesting observation of form, color, or environment. I rely heavily on my "tools" when I begin: many years of careful decision-making regarding drawing, anatomy, design, composition, and color. Once this part is established I try to loosen my grip and let those fundamental skills serve as a platform for the creative, intuitive part of my brain to take over. This process usually involves rounds of adding and subtracting. I am continually practicing this somewhat sculptural process in order to reach a point in which my own, unique visual language communicates what I found so engaging in the first place.