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Julie Gilbert Pollard paints in oil and watercolor in a fluid, painterly manner, a painting style that is representational, yet colored with her own personal concept and perception. She is the author of three North Light Books including Discover Oil Painting and Watercolor Unleashed, plus nine videos and several additional publications.

She has given instruction in watercolor and oil since 1985 in numerous venues such as La Romita School of Art in Umbria, Italy; Cheap Joe’s Art Workshops in North Carolina; Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society in Sidney, B.C., Canada, Vale do Lobo in Portugal; Sedona Arts Center School of Art and Scottsdale Artists’ School in Arizona.

A frequent award winner, Julie’s oils and watercolors have hung in numerous juried and gallery exhibits and is a signature member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, Arizona Watercolor Association and San Diego Watercolor Society.

Julie loves to paint and share her studies and methods. “It’s an elusive image I try to express in my paintings – one I’m continuously striving for. This world of ours is often a frightening and mysterious place, but is 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 in paint.”