September Featured Artist: Sara Dijulio
We are so excited to announce our December Featured artist – Sara DiJulio!
Sara DiJulio’s paintings are vibrant and powerful—so imbued with color, passion and energy that her work—created on heavyweight watercolor paper—seems alive and in motion on the page.
Here are a few words from the artist:
“I strive for my work to be vibrant and powerful—imbued with color, passion and energy; to feel alive and in motion.
My goal is to bring joy to people’s lives, and I follow a simple philosophy as I pursue my craft: “Be willing to take risks when you create.”
“I never know where the paint will lead me when I start, and the end is always a surprise.”
Finding inspiration in the lush greenery and flower-filled gardens of the Pacific Northwest neighborhood she calls home, Sara works in a variety of mediums, including charcoal, oil pastels, acrylic, watercolor and metallics.
“Painting is like life, taking you on unexpected turns and down different paths.”
Before committing to painting full time, Sara utilized her artist’s eye and design talents in the commercial world, crafting a career in the development of fashion accessories, sports bags and designer luggage—an occupation that took her around the world and exposed her to a variety of cultures and customs—a background which clearly informs the captivating art she creates today.
With the stated goal of “bringing joy to people’s lives through art,” the Seattle native and University of Oregon graduate follows a simple philosophy as she pursues her craft: “Be willing to take risks when you create.”
“I think you have to be willing to take the risk of ruining what you’ve already put on the canvas—in order to make something truly special. Truly extraordinary.”