Julie Bender

Traveling the west and all its diverse array of landscapes and animals gives me immense inspiration for my art.  The high country, prairies, ranches and national parks lend witness to hundreds of animal species to gather dramatic reference for my art.  Witnessing rare moments when subjects display a particular behavior or scene compels me to express that story through my medium.  Pyrography, the art of “Painting with heat” involves both accidental and calculated risks.  Discovering innovative ways to express my artistic vision is my greatest challenge and reward.  My career includes international sales, museum acquisitions, top gallery representation, teaching, publication features, multiple juried shows and artist society awards.