Demonstrator: Julie Pollard
Phoenix artist, Julie Gilbert, 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, that I try to express in my paintings. This amazing world of ours is often a mysterious, sometimes frightening, place, but filled with scenes and subjects that excite my eye and imagination! The magical allure of the natural world, and my reverence for it, compel me to attempt to capture its essence on canvas or paper.”
Enjoying an extensive career in art, Pollard is the author of three North Light Books: Discover Oil Painting (2016), Watercolor Unleashed (2013) and Brilliant Color (oil & acrylic, 2009), plus nine videos for ArtistsNetwork.com (three Watercolor Unleashed, four Oil Painting Unleashed and two Acrylic Unleased). Additional publications include various articles and book inclusions including Plein Air Magazine (2023), Splash 23 (2022), Watercolor Artist Magazine (2021, 2018 & 2013), the Art of Watercolor Magazine (2019), Splash 18 (2017), Acrylic Works 3 (2016) and Art Journey America Landscapes (2012).
Pollard has given instruction in watercolor and oil since 1985 in numerous venues such as Art Travel Italy in Tuscany and La Romita School of Art in Umbria, Cheap Joe’s Art Workshops in North Carolina, Vale do Lobo in Portugal, Watercolor Live 2022, and Sedona Art Center School of Art in Arizona.
Pollard holds four signature memberships: National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, Arizona Watercolor Association, San Diego Watercolor Society and Plein Air Painters of Arizona. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections and is represented in Arizona by Esprit Décor Galley in Phoenix, Raku Gallery in Jerome and Sedona Arts Center Gallery in Sedona.
6:30 - 7:00 pm: Salon, Andrea Naft (Please send images to Liz Grimes for inclusion in salon)Remember to send in your recent artwork to Liz Grimes. Note TITLE and SIZE. Back story about painting to share is appreciated.
During salon, members are encouraged to type their critiques in chat, which will be recorded and emailed to the artists who participated in the Art Salon.7:00 - 7:15 pm: President, Juanita Green, gives club updates
7:15 - 8:30 pm: Demonstration