Julie Blackman 



Artist Statement

I am a painter working in oil on canvas. My landscapes are sensuous renderings of organic forms capturing a personal sense of place. It is a human landscape - sensual and fragile, yet strong, vibrant and unpredictable. I try to go beyond what my eye’s camera lens sees and transform my unique vision of place - and my emotional response to it, into a fresh perspective. I am attracted to organic shapes, textures, contours and light within the landscape. 

I have been painting since I was a child and studied at the University of New Mexico under Oregon artist, Frank Boyden.  I also studied at Washington University in St. Louis and received a BFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukie. For many years I taught special education in the Portland Public Schools, receiving a M.Ed. in education from the University of Portland in 1997. My work has been featured in the Bend Bulletin, Cascade Arts and Entertainment magazine.

"Palouse View #2" - 20" x 30" - Oil on canvas

"Rocks at Joshua Tree #2" - 30" x 22" - Oil on canvas

"After the Storm" - 12” x 36” - Oil on canvas