Julie Coats


original fine art

My artwork has always evolved from my love of nature. The particular way a juniper tree clings to the edge of a rocky outcrop or the autumn leaves whispering across the pavement will urge me to grab my paint brush. I am inspired by the overlooked colors and patterns that occur in the branches above our heads and the stones beneath our feet.

I have found that painting is the perfect medium to express the delicate brilliance provided in the random perfection of nature. I endeavor to represent the joy I find in the intricate story told by the rings of a tree limb and the ages seen by an agate polished smooth by the sea.

Live, Dream, Create

To explore an uninhibited love for the beauty in this ever changing world is to live.

To imagine with an unforgettable fire of inspiration as a result is to dream.

And the ultimate reward in life is to bring these two together in a culmination of love and pain, pigment and process.

This is to create.

This is my dream.