Julie Brown (Studio 2C5)
Julie Shunick Brown is a contemporary abstract painter exploring color and spatial relationships. Working primarily in acrylic, she employs a variety of media. Julie's paintings convey a sense of timelessness. Textural variety and fluid brushwork create movement and represent emotion. Absorbing what occurs around her by slowing to observe and connecting with people, events, and places she has been enables her to represent life on her substrate. She searches for calm in the chaos of living, fueled by fascination with color. Frequently experimenting with materials and methods, her work advances, evolving, evoking life itself. Change envelops us. Past and future intermingle with the present. Life events challenge and inspire. Memory refines and perfects. All this is reflected in Julie's multi-layered paintings.
"...it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope." Dr Seuss
A native of Nevada, Julie began painting as a child. Growing up near Washington, D.C., she studied at The Corcoran School of Art. Graduating with honors from Arizona State University with a B.F.A. in Interior Design, she continued to study painting and drawing. In 2014, she left Procter and Gamble and returned to painting full time.
Now most days she works in her studio in the historic Continental Gin Building in Deep Ellum, Dallas. Her paintings are found in private collections throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Corcoran School of Art 1960-66
Arizona State University, B.F.A., 1975
Solo Exhibition Arizona State University 1974
Martin Gallery 1979-80
Southern Methodist University 2010
Dallas Public Library Juried Show First Place 2016
Duo Exhibition Genius Den 2017
Solo Exhibition Dallas Public Library 2017
TVAA Juried Membership Show award winner 2017
McGannon Showroom Art Show 2017
Frisco Fine Art Gallery 2017