Description 'Clarence' (14 x 18; oil) was my 5th painting and was originally intended for the major professor of my dissertation. (My degree was in Rehabilitation and Special Education... but to survive the diss., I began to paint, and eventually turned to it full-time.) This professor, Clarence Brown, loved Lance Armstrong, and he loved to cycle himself. The iconic Yellow Jersey signifying the leader of the Tour de France was placed amid a Van Gogh-like landscape, a Picasso-like cubist face, and the bike itself is reminiscent of the artwork found in the animated film, The Tripletts of Bellville... When graduation rolled around, the painting was not yet done (and so Clarence got an Lance Armstrong autographed book)... and by the time the work was finished, 'Clarence' simply cycled into my own gallery.
Julie Jalil, San Marcos, Texas Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement Julie Jalil is based in San Marcos, Texas (just outside Austin). She began painting in 2004. An eclectic artist, Jalil typically works in oils, acrylic, and/or cut paper. To date, her work has developed along 4 major lines. She began with a Miscellaneous line in which she learned technique by studying the work of modern masters. She then branched into three major lines of exploration.
Her “Dancing Through Life” series focuses on the human body in motion. Her “Women of the World” series offers a serious examination of women from across the globe, with an emphasis on Middle Eastern and African women. Her newest series “Cow Town” uses colorful cows to express the fun, whimsical side of life. After completing a couple of commissions, she will begin work on a “Queens of the Blues” series.
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For original art work, limited edition giclee prints, or exhibit information, Julie can be contacted at: email@example.com