The process of drawing, painting, and design is part of Julia’s life that affects everything she does. Ideas for art come from everyday experiences. She believes that the way anyone can be an artist is to make an attempt to be a person who notices things. Translating images and ideas into a two-dimensional painting is a challenge that is ongoing and exciting. She enjoys working with oil pastels, oil paint, and ink the most because they lend themselves well to manipulation of composition and the juxtaposition of color. There are endless possibilities for new ways to paint a landscape, draw a small plant, draw a person working, or paint abstracts that can transform a human into conceptual piece.