Julie Shunick Brown is a contemporary painter working in Dallas. Born in Nevada, she started drawing early. She grew up in Arizona and Northern Virginia where she studied with private instructors and at The Corcoran School of Art, spending much time sketching in art museums in Washington, D.C.

With a BFA in Interior Design (honors), concentration in painting and drawing, from Arizona State University, Julie continued to study painting and drawing, most recently at Southern Methodist University. In 2012, she left a long career with Procter and Gamble to again focus full time on painting.

Julie has been represented by galleries in Dallas and Santa Fe and her work is in private collections throughout the United States, Canada and Spain. She welcomes visitors to her Fabrication Street studio in the Tin District by appointment.


Artist Statement


I’m influenced by everything I’ve seen and experienced, including extensive travel.

When I pick up a brush, I forget everyday concerns. Things seem clearer. My paintings are currently abstract and intuitive. They get deliberate and intentional as they progress; evolving into a focused exploration of composition and color intriguingly encapsulating unseen dimensions of time and space. Multilayered - they are ambiguous and meant to be interpreted by the viewer. I’m told they feel happy; I hope they cheer you!