Studio / Bio
Julia Einstein makes paintings as if walking into a garden room with an artist’s eye on nature in vivid compositions, elegant arrangements, and painterly surfaces. Her work is about creating a connection for interpreting -- between maker and viewer. The artist’s recent work is a delve into flora and history, the ideas of the women who were botanical pioneers inspired by the natural world, early needleworkers motivated by cherished symbols, and creators of gardens influenced by a love of community. She is currently the Artist in Residence at Raleigh City Farm where she makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina.
A recent collaborative project shares a year in the process of creating an exhibition with @maineflorathreeviews. The artist has created "Herbarium" at the Stanley - Whitman House in Farmington, Connecticut, was included in "Perspectives: Art & History" at the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine, and produced "The Peony Project / Paintings" for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine. Her “Modern Botanicals” series is informed by the 19th century trailblazers who furthered the field of botany with their art, and inspired her to create an herbarium, make paint appear like the quilts, and embroidered silk, and use a palette of saturated color to create unusual color schemes. The thrill of working from the tiny to the oversized results in “Flower Power.” She continues to paint “Flower Portraits” of bouquets gathered from her artist's garden. She is represented by Portland Art Gallery in Portland, Maine.