About Julie

Artist, Designer, Photographer, Author. Illustrator, Speaker – 45 year career

Watercolors:  All my paintings come from my own experiences – in travel and gardening. I have traveled extensively in 101 countries spending 4 to 7 weeks in each country.

Animals in every country fascinate me from penguins in Antarctica to Koalas in Australia, to tigers in Nepal. For 6 months in Africa –on our own in the bush we studied (even camped with) the magnificent animals. Flowers are a constant in my life -besides being an avid gardener with my own gardens and home often featured on garden and home tours and in magazines, we seek out flowers and gardens around the world. ABC’s Rebecca’s Gardens featured a segment about me, my gardens, and flower paintings. Also on TV, I’ve created art and poetry, and talked about my world experiences. Over 90 one-woman exhibitions of my watercolors have been augmented by hundreds of Art Tours of my home, studios, galleries and gardens, and talks to groups, and conventions.

Sampling of significant clients:

Arthur Anderson

Lord and Taylor

Girl Scouts USA

World Centers –Girl Guides – Switzerland & Mexico

Cranbrook Educational Community – Brookside School

Blue Care Net

North Hills Church, St John’s church, Christ Child Society

Beaumont Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, Macomb Hospital

Ford Motor Company

Red Cross of Mexico

Duke University

Delta Gamma National Sorority

Child Abuse Council

Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union

MARSOC - US Marine Corps


Products with my art: Pop Up Store, 2017 for 17 days in suburban Detroit – selling my watercolors, books, and 60 products with my art on them.  Regular sales on Etsy, Amazon, and my web site.

Articles about me: Detroit Free Press (2 full page spread) carried in Gannett Newspapers throughout the USA, Detroit Home, U.S. Art, Signature Magazine, Style Magazine, Advanced Magazine (Hong Kong), all Detroit area newspapers, Delta Gamma  Anchora.

Books by me: Seeing the World through the Heart of its Bells. Coffee table book with 500 photographs and stories of Bells in 57 countries.

The Sillybillies, 5 books of encouragement with my illustrations and poetry. Several thousand sold from my studio and website. Products with Sillybillies show off  their comical personalities and promote creative projects.

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