I have been drawing or painting my entire life, evidenced by this tattered newspaper clipping of an art contest I entered at age 7, saved by my mother for over 40 years in a slim folder marked “Juliana”. Art has been a bright thread weaving through every experience in my life; even when I’ve focused on other work, I always made some sort of art on the side. Currently I am focused solely on teaching young artists and painting.
I know that color, line, texture, and shape viscerally resonate in ways we don’t even understand. I am interested in creating art that circumvents our intellectual categories and makes us feel and respond first. My recent paintings have less and less representational aspects as my trust deepens in the ability of abstract work to directly communicate.
I was born and raised in Aspen, Colorado and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in Cultural Anthropology. I’ve lived in Boulder since 1990, where Tyler Norris and I have raised our children, Eliza Verena and Emmet Daler.
* Read a recent article about Juliana by Emily O’Brien in Boulder Lifestyle Magazine