ENCOURAGING PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN THE MONTEREY BAY AREA

Artist Profile: Julia Munger (Seelos)    

Julia gew up in Kentucky, over looking the Ohio River across from Cincinnati. She loved drawing old barns and tractors and of course horses as a child. She started art classes early at Baker-Hunt Academy and went on to the Rhode Island School of Design. Julia furthered her studies at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Industrial Design. Interrupting her schooling, Julia married and moved to Colorado. Her love of the West grew with her sojourn in the mountains and ghost towns around Colorado Springs. Eventually settling in the SF Bay area she continued her art studies and graduated with honors from San Jose State University with a BA in Design/Illustration. There she studied watercolor with John O'Beck and classical oil painting technique with Dr. Raymond Brose.


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