Piece description from the artist
I often need to remind myself that the non-physical visions in my mind and heart are quietly waiting for me to get everything in order and bring them into the world. For me, that means accepting that it takes money, effort, patience and time in addition to belief and balance and trust. I can do it once I accept everything in my life as it is. And acceptance that it’s okay I haven’t done it yet and again when I want to scrape off all of the paint, and acceptance when I’m frustrated, tired and lost. Acceptance for all of my choices so far, so I can see more clearly and move forward.
I have a little spot on the coast in Washington where I go to study the waves and this particular break just amazes me. Somehow an entire rainbow of moving color comes to life when this one rises up. I wait for a big wave to crash that makes the surface foamy, then when a perfectly sized one comes behind it, it draws up the foam and sand and this magical thing happens. Oh, how the sea moves me ✨🙏
Oil painter Julie Kluh lived on her sailboat traveling the world for a decade. Having spent so much time at sea, she was continuously inspired and moved by the beauty of the ocean. With a deep soul calling to paint she returned to land to share her gift and experience in vibrant color.
Julie's art captures the movement and light within and beyond the human form reflected in the ever-changing ocean. She captures the power, harmony, and aliveness felt in the natural environment of living water that relates to so many of us.
Julie studied art at the University of Washington and now resides in Olympia, WA where she paints from her bay-side studio.
Julie has developed her own unique visual style and fused it with a distinctly peaceful nuance. Her paintings invite us to dive in and feel the essence of what unites us.