Piece description from the artist
Inspired by the beautifully clear water in the remote inner lagoons of Tahiti in French Polynesia.
You can see the sandy white bottom through the clear water with light dancing as it drops into the deep. As the depths increase the dark blue creates a mirror that reflects the sky and mountains of the island.
This painting combines so many of the enchanting shapes and colors of water that I long to paint. Everything melts together into one fluid motion, bringing a sense of connection, togetherness, calm and peace.
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.