The Work Of Julie Houck

"Upcountry Moonrise"
12" x 12"


"Stormy Morning"
12" x 12"


"North Shore Dawn"
12" x 12"



"Atmosphere, emotion and  the transmission of light fascinate me. It goes beyond mere rendering to seeing beyond the outline into a scene?s essence. The painting must connect you to the place in the way words cannot. If I can make you feel this emotionally, then I have succeeded."
- Julie Houck

Julie's capture of light is second to none. Her multiple layers of color from each color gradient takes the eye into the gentle subtle, yet powerful colors that nature provides. Her contemporary landscapes change with the light in your home, making her work a pleasure to enjoy in all lighting. Collectors have said that her paintings are the only ones that still can be seen in the dark, after the light goes out. They each have a glow that brings it to life.

Julie's art career began in Boston as a professional photographer for 17 years. In 1995, she decided to pursue a career as a painter. She studied at the Atelier of Classical Realism in San Francisco with David Hardy, at the Academy of Fine Art in Seattle with Anthony Ryder and most recently, in France, at the L'Ecole Albert Defois with Ted Seth Jacobs.

Julie's paintings are exhibited extensively in Hawaii. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawaii State Art Museum. She was one of the featured artists at the commemorative "Artists of Hawaii" exhibit at the Honolulu Academy of Art in 2000 and has been juried into Art Maui six times.

One of the artists chosen to represent the United States at the Florence Biennale 2007 in Florence, Italy, Julie has also been the recipient of many awards and grants, including the David Warren Memorial Scholarship Grant, a Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Acquisition Award as well as exhibition prizes for painting. Each year, Julie holds several plein air painting workshops on Maui and in France.


"Hole in the Sky"
36" x 36" Oil on linen framed

This painting was in Julie's private collection.  She has graciously released it to the public after several inquiries. We are offering this gorgeous work for a limited time. Please contact the gallery asap if you are interested.


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