Julie Quick is a pastel artist living in Lexington, Kentucky. Her inspiration comes from her experiences of daily life in Kentucky and through her travels.The natural landscape and equestrian way of life are some of her favorite subjects to capture with impressionist and colorful marks. “I’m drawn to the landscape through its contrasting motion of sky against the stability of land; I see the relationship between horse and rider in a similar way through movement and response.” Julie strives to create paintings that are lively and characteristic of the mood or natural beauty of her context.
Julie graduated from the University of Illinois with B.S. in Agriculture and continued to take art instruction at the university level and through private lessons while she pursued her career and family. In 2015 she completed of year long challenge of painting a new painting every day; after this experience she changed her focus to becoming a full time artist and had her first solo show in July of 2017 at the Wills Gallery. Since then she has had additional solo shows there and at St. Joseph Hospital East. In addition she has participated in joint shows at the Woodford County Library, Paint the Town and Paint By Nature. Julie received a Second Place award for her work “Reclamation of Cross Keys” in the Paint By Nature Exhibit at the Pam Miller Arts Center in August of 2018 where 70 artists displayed their interpretations of Lexington’s Parks reclaimed waterways.
Julie’s work can be seen and purchased here, and her paintings are also available at the Wills Gallery, 190 Jefferson Street. Contact the gallery owner, Matt Wills, at 859-396-6740. Julie also has a studio at the Artist’s Attic on the 4th Floor of Victorian Square, 401 W. Main St. Lexington Ky.