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Julie Gilbert Pollard

Genre: Plein Air & Studio Painting

Julie Gilbert Pollard

Phoenix artist, Julie Gilbert Pollard, paints in oil and watercolor in a fluid, painterly manner. Her painting style, while representational, is colored with her own personal concept of reality. “The eye may see as a camera ‘sees’, but the mind’s eye sees an altered, imagined image, what it wants and hopes to see. It’s that illusive image, uniquely mine, along with a heightened sense of ‘realness’, that I try to express in my paintings. This amazing world of ours is often a mysterious, sometimes frightening, place, but filled with scenes and subjects that excite my eye and imagination! The magical allure of the natural world, and my reverence for it, compel me to attempt to capture its
essence on canvas or paper.”

Pollard is the author of three North Light Books: Discover Oil Painting (2016), Watercolor Unleashed (2013) and Brilliant Color (oil & acrylic, 2009), plus nine videos for (three Watercolor Unleashed, four Oil
Painting Unleashed and two Acrylic Unleashed). Current/2022 venues include online and in-person with, among others, Watercolor Live 2022, Scottsdale Artists’ School, Sedona Art Center School of Art and French Escapade V.I.E.W. (online) Painting Workshops.

A frequent award winner, Pollard’s oils and watercolors have hung in numerous juried and gallery exhibits. Most notable awards: Best Impressionistic Painting in Best of America, National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, 2012 and Best Use of Light & Color in Best of America, National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, 2011. She is a signature member of National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, Arizona Watercolor Association, San Diego Watercolor Society and Plein Air Painters of Arizona. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections and is represented in Arizona by Esprit Decor Gallery in Phoenix, Raku Gallery in Jerome and Sedona Arts Center Gallery in Sedona.

Scheduled Workshops

    • Watercolor Unleashed! Plein Air to Studio on LAKE SUPERIOR

    • Plein Air Painting

    • Julie Gilbert Pollard

    • Madeline Island

    • Start Date: 09/09/2024

      End Date: 09/13/2024

    • $925.00

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