I found a beautiful spot by the Gunpowder River here in northern Maryland -- quiet and breezy, where the water was clear and colorful. I had a hard time starting since I just wanted to sit and soak up the peace. This piece is on masonite board, varnished, and comes ready to hang in a handmade frame.

- Julia Sutliff

Stream Colors

Oil painting on masonite board

Signed on front

11" h x 11" w x 1" d
1 lbs. 2 oz.



Julia Sutliff
Cockeysville, Maryland

Getting to Know Julia

Julia paints her impressionistic nature scenes en plein air (outside). “I wander for awhile, looking for an image or scene that feels right–that strums some inner chord,” says the artist. Her gestural scenes of streams, trees, and cattails are delicate glimpses of the serene outdoors. The brushwork in Julia’s paintings is fueled by the vibrations of natural beauty and the energy of changing light. Julia keeps a small studio in her home, but her true studio is her local Maryland parks and trails.