Julie Meridian captures the essence of people and places through representational art that reveals impressionist details.Her art often highlights moments of contemplation and peaceful solitude. Natural and unassuming poses create a pervasive sense of being truly present. This solemn eye for truth is brightened with glimmers of gentle optimism.
She primarily works in richly layered acrylic with forays into watercolors, ink, and charcoal. Her influences include the human drama of Artemisia Gentileschi and Caravaggio, the editorial work of William Hogarth and Thomas Nast, and teachings of contemporary artists Wayne Jiang and Joanne Ruggles.
As an artist in San José, she also humanizes technology as a user experience designer through her consultancy, Make It Legit. She occasionally uses computing concepts as a starting point for artistic reinterpretation.
Photo credit: Jillian Cocklin at Epoxy Studios