Julie Robinson's Blog

I am an abstract painter living and working in Asheville, North Carolina and New Orleans, Louisiana. My current work uses mixed media on a polyester film that has a  translucent frosted matte finish. Because of its transparency it gives an ethereal appearance of floating in space without a ground.

Each layer is a dialogue with the layer underneath and has to dry for 24 hours before I can add another layer. The process is a synthesis of intuition, patience, and skill.  Each year I grow more and more in love with painting on this surface.  Something new and unexpected happens with each painting that excites me.

Blue Print Store - Art Show

Thursday, October 8th from 5-7pm
2707 Fairmount Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201

I am very excited to announce my upcoming art show in Dallas, Texas this Thursday, October 8th at Blue Print Store!  Come meet me and three other amazing artists including Selena Beaudry, Maxine Price and Robert Rhea at this wonderful location. 


Below is an excerpt of some of the great questions Blue Print asked me recently for their blog.  Find the full interview and more about Blue Print Store on their website.  To learn more about my work and my process please see my About section. 

when someone walks into your show, what do you hope they will grasp or enjoy about your paintings/art?

i’m delighted when the viewer of my art finds a little joy or peace. i paint in a visual language that is meant to be personal and unique to each person. of course, that will change and be different perceptions on different days. beyond that, my desire is that the viewer looking at my paintings will have an experience of something beyond the tangible, or an awakening inside that reminds them of something timeless.

i started calling my paintings transcendental because that’s what it’s like for me when i’m painting – transcending this every day world around me and entering into this other dimension that is very uncomplicated.


why art?

a path in art is not something i chose, rather I feel like it chose me. i remember staying up all night on the weekends in high school to finish a painting. for college i felt like an art degree was too impractical and chose architecture school as a more practical application in the world. although i have a masters degree in architecture, i am a painter at heart. it’s what i love doing.

what do you consider most integral to the work of an artist?

i think as artists we are all seeking to find our own unique voice, which is tough because there really is nothing new under the sun. with the internet we are constantly exposed to images from all over the world which makes it more of a challenge to create something this is your own. finding and expressing your unique visual voice is the essence of being an artist. For me this is the ongoing path of being an artist -listening and following my own intuitive truth.

what role does the artist have in society?

to communicate in ways that cannot be expressed verbally. abstract art gives the viewer a glimpse of emancipation or respite from the busy commentary of the mind.

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