These boats were tied up at the town dock in Belfast, Maine. I love the harbor sights and sounds in coastal Maine.
I choose to paint subjects that excite me because of their shape, color, history, or simply because I love them. The flowers and cherubs in my garden, baby pigs, and even my friend Vern’s cows in New Mexico have been my subject matter.
Julie Read grew up in Colorado, and drawing has been a part of her life since childhood. As an accomplished pen and ink artist, she has drawn and produced watercolor paintings of over 200 local homes and landmarks. She has worked as a graphic designer for over 25 years in the communications firm she owns with her husband in Winchester, Virginia.
She has taught graphic design part-time at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV, and has given design workshops and art classes at Lord Fairfax Community College. Julie teaches beginning and intermediate watercolor art classes as well as short workshops at her Back Lot Studio. Private lessons can be arranged between the artist and interested students.
Affiliations: Signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society; Member, VA Watercolor Society; Member, Central Virginia Watercolor Guild; Member, Shenandoah Arts Council