I’m influenced by what I’ve seen and experienced, including extensive travel. Classically trained, I worked realistically in oil and watercolors for about 20 years. Now my paintings are abstract and intuitive. They become deliberate and intentional as they progress, evolving into focused explorations of composition and color. My work consists of many layers, most of which are only partially visible - like time and space - ambiguous and meant to be interpreted by the viewer. It seems everyone sees or feels something different when observing and I find this fascinating. I’m told they feel happy; I hope they cheer you!

Julie Shunick Brown is a contemporary painter working in Dallas. A native of Nevada, she grew up in Arizona and Northern Virginia. She started drawing and painting very young; studying with private instructors and at The Corcoran School of Art and sketching in museums in Washington, D.C.

Graduating with honors from Arizona State University, Julie continued to study painting and drawing, most recently at Southern Methodist University. She left a long career with Procter & Gamble in 2012 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. Her studio is in the Tin District, 707 Fabrication Street in West Dallas.