Julia Burgess, Portsmouth Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement My path to other worlds was laid when, at 9 years old, I attended a slide presentation by Frank Kelly Freas at the public library. I saw my future in the liquid eyes of his aliens and I have never looked back.
I was raised in a spooky old Victorian house by two very creative librarians who fed my imagination-perhaps too much.
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from Old Dominion University. In addition to my art training, I also learned to be goal-oriented, to respect deadlines and learned how to get the most out of art direction and criticism.
I have had the pleasure of working on projects including book illustrations, CD covers, logos, PR images, T-shirt designs, theatrical and musical stage designs and privately commissioned portraits.
My mediums are acrylics, oils, watercolor, watercolor pencil and digital. Originals and prints can be purchased at Olde Towne Art 525 High St. Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757)673-2667 or at The Enchanted Paintbrush on Cafepress.com. Please visit my website at www.juliaburgess.com.