Piece description from the artist
A deep breath of ocean air ✨
I love to be in the ocean and swim in the waves. There is an incredible renewing power in the ocean. It snaps you into feeling alive and paying attention. Just the act of leaving ground and floating in its embryonic essence is powerful.
The ocean lifts our energy, renews us, and refreshes our sense of life and wellbeing. An infinite source of life we can return to again and again.
This was inspired on the California coast, wading in the renewing water of the Pacific Ocean.
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.