Artist Statement

My painterly explorations are inspired by nature and relating to our environment. Natural, organic imagery is complemented with a focus on the act of painting itself with emphasis on brush work and color. My current body of work explores aerial perspectives of landscapes.

Julie England Bio

Julie England is an American artist who grew up in Wisconsin, Florida and Texas. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. After a career in the semiconductor industry, England earned an Associates of Arts degree in 2015 at Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas.. In 2018 she received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. She went on to an art residency in October, 2018 at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.

In 2018 she was honored with the SMU Mary Vernon Painting Prize from the SMU Art faculty. Her artwork was included in the Texas National 2018 Art Competition & Exhibition, juried by Jed Perl. She has exhibited extensively in Texas. England has written for a variety of publications including recently for PrimeWomen.com.

She gives back to the community as a civic leader. Julie is a former board member with the Dallas Museum of Art, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Advisory Board and Dallas Arboretum in Dallas, TX and the board of trustees of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM. Julie lives in  the Dallas, Texas area with her husband.

Julie England Vitae

 

Born

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

 

Education

2018 Bachelors of Fine Art, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
2015 Associates in Arts Degree, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX
1979 Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Small Group or Solo Exhibits

2018

Capital One, Native American Heritage Art Exhibit, Plano, TX
Southern Methodist University, Pollock Gallery, Dallas, TX, BFA Qualifying Exhibit
Dallas Arboretum, Artscape 2018 Invitational Fine Art Silent Auction

2017

Southern Methodist University, Doolin Gallery, Dallas, TX
Solo Exhibit, Texas Women Ventures Office, Dallas, TX
Eisemann Performance Center, Richardson, TX

2016

North Haven Gardens Gallery, Dallas, TX
Eisemann performance Center, Richardson, TX
Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, TX
Parker University, School of Massage Therapy

2015

Studio 8, Valley View Mall in Dallas, TX

2014

Solo Exhibit, Texas Women Ventures Office, Dallas

Selected Group Juried Exhibitions

2018

Texas National 2018, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
5th Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, Fort Worth, TX
Experiencing Perspectives Art Exhibit, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Fort Worth, TX
Richardson Civic Art Society, 52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Richardson, TX
Plano Art Association’s 125 Show 2018, Plano, TX
2018 Creative Arts Center of Dallas’ Annual Juried Membership Exhibition at Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, TX
Texas Visual Arts Association, 2018 Citation Juried Exhibition, Mesquite, TX

2017

Experiencing perspectives Art Exhibit, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Fort Worth, TX
62nd Annual IAA Members Juried Exhibit, Irving, TX
11th Annual 125-mile Visual Arts Exhibition, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, TX
Fresh Ideas 2017, Visual Art League of Lewisville, TX
Exhibition at Medical City of Lewisville Grand Theater
2017 Creative Arts Center of Dallas’ Annual Juried Membership
Exhibition at Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, TX
2017 16th Annual National Animal Art Juried Competition,
Irving Art Assoc., Irving TX

2016

National Animal Art Exhibit, Irving Arts Association, Irving, TX
11th Annual Texas Artists Coalition Juried Membership Exhibit, Fort Worth Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
Experiencing Perspectives Art Exhibit, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Fort Worth, TX
61st Irving Art Association, Members’ Juried Show, Irving, TX
Art In The Atrium 12, Frisco City Hall, Frisco, TX

2015

Art In The Atrium 11, Frisco City Hall, TX
60th annual IAA Members Winners exhibit, Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX
Associates in Art Qualifying Show, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX
Art in the Atrium, Frisco City Hall, Frisco, TX
Juried Student Art Exhibit, Studio Gallery, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX

2014

Art in the Atrium 10, Frisco City Hall, Frisco, TX
Collage, Assemblage and Printmaking Juried Show, Irving Arts Association, West Irving Public Library
On My Own Time Art Show, North Texas Business Council For The Arts, Dallas, TX
48th Annual Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Art Show, Richardson, TX

2013

North Texas Business Council For The Arts, Dallas, TX
Plano Art Association Juried Art Show, “Change”, Plano, TX
Visual Art Guild of Frisco Summer Juried Art Show “ARTrageous”, Frisco, TX
47th Annual Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Art Show, Richardson, TX
58th Annual Irving Art Association Members Show, Irving, TX

2012

North Texas Business Council for the Arts, Dallas, TX
Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, TX
Juried Student Art Exhibit, Studio Gallery, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX

Awards

Mary Vernon Painting Prize, SMU Meadows School of the Arts
https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/NewsAndEvents/News/2018/180509-EndOfYearAwards

Residencies

Vermont Studio Center, 2018

Media Coverage

Dallas Morning News, 8 July 2016
http://ireader.olivesoftware.com/Olive/iReader/DMN/SharedArticle.ashx?document=DMN%5C2016%5C07%5C12&article=Ar05201

PRIMEWOMEN.COM, October 24, 2017

A Second Act Career Story: Julie England, Engineer Turned Artist

SMU Meadows School of the Arts, 2018
https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/NewsAndEvents/News/2018/180509-EndOfYearAwards