By JULIE SMITH
Coming into this world in 1962 I was welcomed by a mother with artistic talents and a love of music; I was embraced in her fabric artistry and surrounded by the soul-shifting rhythms of the blues, rock and roll, the psychedelic movement and the vibrant colors of Pop Art in its heyday.
I’ve lived in cities from the deep south to the pacific coast and points in-between, making friends from all over the world and seeing life in widely diverse circumstances. This diversity fed the artist I was becoming, beginning with those first crayons at the kitchen table.
I love color and my work is colorful images derived from dreams, from my interpretations of photographs, from music that touches me, and from ideas that are important to me. Equality is an issue close to my heart since childhood, so in 2016 I launched the “Eve Project”, a series of works representing Eve as the woman who gave birth to all races. The first four pieces in the Eve project are on permanent display in a midwifery birthing center in West Virginia; you can read more about the project on my
In addition to new Eve images, I’m frequently adding to a series of whimsical pet portraits and other colorful images as they come through me; I try to make my work vibrant and positive and I’m honored that my work hangs in homes and businesses throughout the US.
Currently I have 3 pieces for sale with Los Alamos’ Boomerang Consignment shop and now, thanks to the Los Alamos Co-op Market, several of my paintings will be on display in the Co-op’s dining area for the month of November.
Please stop by Boomerang, ask about the flamingo paintings and tell Anna that I sent you. Then stop by the Co-op, take a look at my work, and thank the generous Co-op management for supporting the local art community by selecting one artist per month to display their work.
My contact information will be posted at the Co-op or you can reach me via my website www.juliecolors.com.