Raising EnergyJulia Hacker
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
56 " h x 26 " w x 1.5 " d |6 lbs. 0 oz.
An abstract, expressionist jungle scene in dense shades of purple, pink, emerald green and golden yellow. "Colors in a tropical climate are so vivid," says Julia, "they make your heart sing." She built up the paint with thick application to create a sense of warmth and humidity.
Julia works from a studio in her home that overlooks a wooded ravine and finds inspiration in the natural order of the universe. Her art draws from many sources of imagery, but consistently possesses a magical and ethereal quality. Whether the image depicts stylized snowfall, glistening flora, or a collaged figure, the work exudes a fleeting element of beauty that transcends reality. Julia primarily creates using painting or illustrated collage. When she paints, she foregoes sketching beforehand, instead allows emotion and intuition to drive the composition. Her collages are influenced by illustration techniques acquired from her Master’s degree in fashion design. Julia likes being able to switch between the two artistic methods, often working simultaneously on multiple projects to keep her creative inspiration fresh and constantly evolving.