Wednesday, March 7, 2012

31/31: Julie Prichard


31 artists...31 days. Spend every day of March with me at The Altered Page to meet the 31 spotlight artists in my book The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed. See their beautiful faces, read their 'quirky' bios written in their own words, see some of their art that led me to invite them to be a part of my book, and hear my story of what they each mean to me. Then click on over to their sites and see what they have to say about The Pulse of Mixed Media.
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I gravitate toward analogous colors, darkened hues, and monochromatic palettes rather than a bright cartoony plethora of paints which I find too distracting.


I always create with my eyes and inner self.


My hands are only a tool, a trowel... think Captain Hook... and I never smile at a Crocodile.



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Julie may come from The Land of Lost Luggage but I was thrilled when I found her blog way back when. Julie is an artist, photographer, gemologist (who knew), workshop instructor, and soon to be author. We have pretty much been in contact in every way possible online and by phone but never in-person. But that is about to change as Julie is making the nearly 3,000 mile trek from San Diego to NYC (or from the country to the city as I like to say) to be part of my upcoming artist panel at The Ink Pad later this month. 

I have had the pleasure to collaborate with Julie and Lynne Hoppe on two projects: Graffiti Wall 2009 and 2010. During those years of collaboration I got to know Julie quite well and we have had many-a-conversation about the more challenging aspects of being artists and bloggers today. I am happy to be part of Artists for Respect, an effort spearheaded by Julie. I have always appreciated her willingness to take a stand and share her voice, no matter how difficult the issue. Even better, her "realness" is evident in her art, which really resonates with me. 

See you on the 31st Julie! 
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GIVEAWAY

For every comment you leave in March on a 31/31 post on my blog and/or on the blog of the spotlighted artist, you will have that many chances to win one of three prizes in my giveaway. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have (but only 1 per post please). First prize is a copy of The Pulse of Mixed Media signed by many (and I mean many) of the 133 artists that have contributed to the book. Second and third prizes are one copy each of the book signed by yours truly.

73 comments:

sukipoet said...

thanks for the intro to Julie, a new artist for me. your upcoming panel sounds so interesting. be well, suki

Rebeca Trevino said...

i have been a follower of julie's for a while and love her work. today i learned that she spearheaded the 'artists for respect' effort - that i have seen on many artist's blogs.
wow! way kool.

Anonymous said...

I just checked out the Artist for Respect site, a great thing to remember. Take care, DianeSD

jinxxxygirl said...

Thank you for introducing Julie. I'm meeting so many wonderful artists thru you Seth!!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Another incredible artist, I'm so thankful you're featuring them here on your blog so that we can get to know them. Thank you.

Lottie Anderson, BFA said...

Seth, seeing your work, and that of the artists you are showcases continually tells me I still have much to learn. thanks for your efforts

Lottie

Dianne said...

another amazing artist to inspire...and art work that is outstanding!

druga szesnaƛcie said...

every day I'm looking forward to a new post here.
every day I smile at the names and faces of the Artists I know and open my eyes wide when I meet the Artists I should know.
thank you for these amazing March gifts to my creativity.

Amy Helms said...

I just found this blog, and I am loving these artists! Thank you so much.

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Wonderful work....thanks so much for introducing me to Julie Seth....I'm of the low-key, monochromatic palette myself...have a great day!

Jill Zaheer said...

I too am part of the Artists for Respect Movement - after learning about it from Julie. A few years back, I took an on-line class from her which was wonderful. I used the canvases made for several of my later works. Love all of the different variations in style with each of the artists' you've been showcasing! I too can't wait to meet Julie at the Ink Pad later this month!!

Elizabeth said...

Julie is another artist I love. Every time I look at one of her pieces I become inwardly focused, soothed and challenged all at the same time. I didn't know she started the Artists for Respect effort. Very cool.

eb said...

another wonderful interview Seth
Julie's work and voice
are strong and impressive
I admire and respect
what's in her suitcase...

xox - eb.

Cathy said...

Love seeing her work! Thank you so much!!! :)

Maureen said...

Julie's acrylics and graphite pieces are wonderful. Truly lovely work.

Regina said...

I love Julie's color sensibility.
Bravo!

michelle ward said...

Wonderful presentation of our friend Julie. You have captured her so well - the handsome style and everpresent wit. So glad she'll be heading east...we will send positive vibes that she doesn't lose her luggage *wink*.

Julie said...

Hooray!! Seth- I CANT WAIT!!

Parabolic Muse said...

I've loved Julie's work from back in the 'good old days', when both our sites were young, and she actually wondered if she should have her lovely countenance on the web. And I've seen her huge explosion in art exploration, teaching and business, and it's been a motivating force. I've taken three of her courses and enriched my work through all of them. I wish I could be there to see her in real life action.

Because she won't answer her door or her phone. Probably has a peep hole and caller ID.

Karen Cole said...

"You have chosen wisely"....said the grail knight from Indiana Jones.

Julie's beautiful soul very much comes through in all she does and I have never met her or actually spoken to her.....looking forward to it.

Lynn said...

I see hints of your art in hers so see why the two of you might connect so well. Again loving meeting all these artists here new to be and so proud to be in their company.

Dapper-T said...

Thanks so much for introducing me to Julie Seth. I can't wait to explore her blog.

Maggie Crawford said...

A new artist for me thank you for introducing us to many many talented people

saramorison said...

I love the serenity and peacefulness and hope to achieve that in my own work, thanks for sharing!

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Seth, the swiftness and bounty of visuals on the net sure have opened our eyes to what is out there in this world of ours; and it opens our art to the world so instantly. In my small blog world where we trade a.t.c.s' and paper artdolls and tags and such our artistic selves venture forth and often I hear of 'copying' and I don't have tons to say about it here, but I was reminded here, that I've said to my daughter that once you put something on line you are lucky to 'own' it for 6 minutes, never mind the 6 years it took to get your vision/style/take/color etc. I am grateful that Julie and like minds such as yourself are educating folk about 'copying.' *smiles* Norma

Terrie said...

Love Julie's work and am off to visit her site. I'm sure enjoying this series of artist intros and look forward to seeing your book in all it's glory!

beskonechnost said...

you again make happy by new artists! I entrance!

elle said...

I'm off to meet Julie. Thanks, Seth

Deirdre said...

The Pulse of Mixed Media was just delivered and I can't wait to spend time looking through it's pages! So glad it shipped early!

I LOVE the format!
:-D eirdre

onesmallstitch said...

each day is a treat. I'm loving both the work and the artist's perspective. Truly an inspiration.

nance marie said...

oooh
i like that
blue
blue
blue

Carol said...

I have taken several of Julies online classes and loved them and her!

Jo Murray said...

Julie is new to me, but I love her way of working... and those textures!

Wendy said...

I love this blog! It's key namedropping that turns me on to so many fabulous artists that I would never have known about had I not visited here. Thanks! And thanks for the opportunity to win!

iamrushmore said...

I'm swooning over Julie's amazing paintings.

Mo Crow said...

this is a really good way to introduce your book Seth!

Dave said...

I have loved Julie's work since I first saw it...and have enjoyed sharing comments with her ever since. What a fabulous artist to have in your book!!!

Bill said...

I recognize this artist. I love the texture she achieves in her works. I can see you collaborating on some exciting project with her as you share a similar style.

Lisa H said...

I love me some JP.
Such a fab artist...such a great sense of humor. Another Home Run, Seth. She'll be a brilliant addition to your panel.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Artists for respect is such an important concept- cudos to Julie for thinking of it!

Robert said...

It seems as though in "The Land of Lost Luggage," you never know what you might find: the layered surfaces and rich patinas revealing hidden secrets, as the reward of careful observation! I love Julie's resourceful use of a limited color palette, in her work. Thanks for the focus on this amazing artist, Seth. A real treat!

Mary Ellen said...

I love seeing Julie's work & look toward catching the panel at The Ink Pad.

Mary Ellen said...

I love Jukie's work & look forward to catching the panel at The Ink Pad.

rivergardenstudio said...

I love Julie's work, her colors and her zest for ART!!! Love especially the blue piece. Great job on this Seth!
roxanne

Peggy said...

Glad to have found your blog and all these wonderful artists.

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Vickie said...

Such strong pieces. Isn't amazing with such a limited palette, her pieces evoke intrigue.

Holly Dean said...

Yay, Julie!!! Yay, Seth!!! :D

Carol said...

I just love Julie's work. Thanks again, Seth.

Marta Brysha said...

Julie's work is very beautiful, deep and intellectual. It has moved me deeply.

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Patricia Wolf said...

So happy to see Julie featured! Last year I took one of Julie and Chris's workshop, Texture Town. It has made such a wonderful difference in my work. Great artists!!

Stephanie said...

This is something!! so fun that Julie is coming to NY to be on the panel!!

record it for those of us that won't be there please :)

Kate Burroughs said...

So interesting to meet all these artists I have never heard of through your 31 days.
Aloha, Kate

Kai Harper said...

I've just joined your blog and I am really enjoying it.
Could you tell me please what kind of paint you use
when you work in a journal, that is if you work in a journal or on paper.

thanks so much.

Diane Chen said...

Julie is a truly talented artist who has contributed much to the world of art. I am looking forward to her new book - hurry up, North Light!

donnaj said...

I love Julie's work-the colors, textures and mood of every piece.

alteredbits said...

i love the artists for respect effort -- i signed up for that a long time ago, but i have to be honest and say that i didn't realize july started it. she rocks!

so sorry for my delay in the 31/31 travels. my computer crashed a few days ago and i'm just ow picking the pieces back up and trying to get things sorted. i love that i get a triple dose today!

Plume said...

Julie's work is wonderful. I like her appraoch to texture and apprciate her cardboard canvas a lot.

Emma said...

such calming quiet color.

wanda miller said...

now here's my favorite girl, i'm tellin' ya' all! what a magnificent teacher that i have learned so much and it just keeps on-a-goin'! and she's so dang sweet and funny!!!! love her to death!!!

Robin said...

I have learned a lot from Julie and Chris Cozen through their wonderful on-line classes. The first painting you show in her post - soul searing. Love, love,love her teaching and her art.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am late again and spending the day trying to catch up. I really MUST visit Julie's blog, because those examples made me sit up and pay attention.

Denise said...

Julie's work is a delight - love her blog...will be returning to be a regular reader! ~Denise

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Julie's style is one that speaks to me. Her work pulls me, allows the viewer (me) to wander around and experience the work.

La Poeta said...

Another artist to check out, thanks.
Put my name in your hat, Seth.

Unknown said...

So happy to have found your great site. Inspiring!

Unknown said...

So happy to have found your great site. Inspiring!

Jen Crossley said...

WOW I love Julie art amazing colours and textures

Cynthia S. said...

The subdued pallette is wonderful. Another fine artist. My Google Reader blog roll is growing!

susan in seattle said...

So much to see! Love Julie's work and treatment of color.

charlotte said...

Oh my goodness I love all of the texture and drippage

Rusted Wings said...

this is so great...this gathering of artists here on your blog, so many new to me , like julie, that i'm so excited to get to know!!!

Wen Redmond said...

How is it, when you see a piece of art, you know you would get along swimmingly with the artist. yup