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I've always had a passion for nature. When I was young, I spent my days searching nearby fields, ponds and streams for secret life and hidden treasures. It would inspire me to express through art what I had seen. Using the tools I had available
to me I dabbled in mixed media before I understood the term. I was drawn to watercolor in my late teens, and discovered how amazing it is to watch what this medium can do. When I create art, I do it in celebration of the joy and beauty in
humanity and nature. I enjoy merging the patterns of nature with aspect of feeling, impression, passion and fantasy. Art for me is expressing the diversity, grace and wonder of our humanness in relationship to the living world. I am motivated
to continually reach new levels of expression through my art, drawing the viewer into a greater awareness of their own connectedness with the living world around them. It's important to me to create art that speaks about people and nature
in an intimate way.
Julie Schroeder's art has moved through different seasons in the 30 years since she bought her 1st set of "real" paints. Her painting approach has developed to a loose and free style, interpreting nature sometimes using collage along with paint. Julie travels and teaches classes. Her main body of work is shown at Kelley Gallery in Woodbury. She also shows her work at the Deadwood/Lead Center of the Arts in South Dakota as well as other galleries in the U.S. and Canada.