Julie Barbeau is a contemporary realism portrait, figure and still life painter. She earned bachelor degrees in journalism and German at the University of Missouri, and later studied drawing and painting at Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.
She is inspired by many great masters of the Baroque, especially Rembrandt, Titian and Velazquez. Yet, she puts a contemporary psychological spin on her pieces. Many of her oil paintings are multi-layered works based on the classic Venetian technique.
Julie has three grown sons and currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She formerly lived in the Los Angeles area.
University of Missouri-Columbia
BA German, BJ Journalism, 1983.
Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas
Studied studio art, 1994-1997.
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Studied drawing and painting with Tony Ryder, Steven Assael, David Leffel, Dan Thompson, Sean Chetham, Sang Bang, William Rodgers, Richard Morris, Kate Sammons, 2005-2010.
Gage Academy of Fine Art
(Formerly Seattle Academy of Fine Arts
Studied painting and drawing with Martha Mayer Erlebacher, Juliette Aristides, Michael Grimaldi, John Mora, 2004-2010.
Adrian Gottlieb Atelier
Painting the figure in oil, 2009-10.