Julie Kluh


Julie Kluh

Like a child in my heart I am fascinated by the colors and shapes that create the beauty in nature. I see the soft blue of the distant mountains and I imagine how to mix the color, I watch the sun glow in the sea waves and I am deeply moved by it, much more than most things I encounter and do, so in those moments of awe, that is when the inspiration comes and painting is always the answer. I grew up in Olympia, Washington and have a degree in Interdisciplinary Visual Art from the University of Washington. At 26 I was living on my sailboat in Ventura, California and along with my partner at the time I left the civilized world and sailed the Pacific Ocean for a decade, spending my last years sailing the South Pacific. I started work as a graphic designer and web designer and then built and managed my own e-commerce business (yes, while sailing *just need internet*) before diving into painting full-time. Painting is my teacher and my most satisfying work. My longing to share the beauty I feel in the ocean is at the soul of what I do. The ocean is raw, alive, wild and immense, and connects us all. The sea is in constant movement, a reflection of what I feel within me as my own changing energetic field of being. The fluidity, reflections, peace and power in moving ocean water speak to me on a deep level and this is what I’m here to share.

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