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Julie Devine

 

Julie Devine

My work is about spiritual experience in the landscape - those moments when the soul merges with the sky, the land, and light.

Imagine making art outdoors - setting up an easel; arranging a palette of oil paint; laying out brushes, knives, and towels; and securing all of these against the wind. And as you paint, the sun moves across the sky, changing the light it casts, while pieces of dirt, grass, flowers, feathers, and fur fly into your work. The painting is partly your own, but partly crafted by the elements. You are deep in it, and your work is infused with your surroundings.

Painting outdoors has changed the way I paint. I have learned to favor palette knives for their speed and immediacy. Outside, among the changing conditions, I paint more quickly, confidently, and with thicker paint. The colors come more intuitively and I make more of a mess.

When working in my studio, I try to bring this experience of plein-air painting to my work. Color, light, and a feeling of air and movement are important to me. I enjoy painting a variety of landscapes, from ethereal light-inspired tree canopies, to blousy meadows, to rough mountain terrain. Recently, I have been painting wolves and winter animals as well as austere, rocky landscapes and wildfires. 

 
Golden Coast by Julie Devine
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Golden Coast by Julie Devine
2,200.00

Oil on Canvas

36 x 36 inches

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Hillside Smolder by Julie Devine
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Hillside Smolder by Julie Devine
2,200.00

Oil on Canvas

36 x 36 inches

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Territory by Julie Devine
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Territory by Julie Devine
1,100.00

Oil on Canvas

24 x 24 inches

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Awards

2016
Juror’s Choice Award (Grand Prize), Art Port Townsend – Expressions Northwest 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, juried by Patricia Watkinson, art and museum consultant, former interim director of the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, and former executive director of Pilchuck Glass School

2015

Merit Award, Art Port Townsend - Expressions Northwest 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, juried by Kathleen Moles, independent art curator, writer, and editor.

ARTslanT 2015 Showcase Winner

2014

ARTslanT 2014 Showcase Winner

2012                    

First Place, Landscape Category; Best of Gage, juried by Gable Griffith, Gallery and Exhibitions Curator at Cornish

College of the Arts

2010                

Second Place, Figure Category; Best of Gage, juried by Derrick R. Cartwright, Director of the Seattle Art Museum