Julee portrait 2I am based in Denver, Colorado and have been painting most days since I was ten. I studied art at the University of Denver and completed my formal training at the San Francisco Art Institute, but in terms of what I know today I’m mostly self-taught.

I began my career as a staff artist for several sports franchises, and then spent a number of years painting portraits and golf art for the Senior PGA Tour. Sports art sometimes is derided as ‘genre’ art, but my sports work permitted me to develop a familiarity with the human form which I still draw on to create fine art.

My painting style ten years ago was a bit more realistic than today, and some of those pieces are on display here. I’m more focused on color and brushwork than I used to be, and many recent pieces are posted here. Most of my current work is figurative, in one form or another. I try to create scenes that are timeless. When the viewer has no historical reference, it is easier to focus on the emotional content of the piece.

I love the Impressionists and the romantic perspective of Nineteenth Century artists such as John Singer Sargeant, J.W. Waterhouse, and N.C. Wyeth. Today’s artists stand on the shoulders of the great artists who came before us!

I currently exhibit in Fredericksburg, Santa Fe, and Denver. Over the years I also have exhibited in Scottsdale, Taos, Aspen, St. Petersburg, and Marin. I hope you enjoy the work displayed here.

All the best,
JuLee