Mixed Media - Currently Gouache and Acrylic

Lifting Up

For the past two years I studied theology with a group of people in the Baltimore Area. Twelve topics were discussed in depth and after each gathering - I would create a painting to depict what I heard and what I wanted to take with me. This image was made after we studied the idea of "Consecrating our Pain" to our creator. The reference images are mine and they come from a time of worship in my local church on Easter Sunday.


Julia Glatfelter

I grew up on the green hills of Southeastern Pennsylvania. My earliest memories are of playing in the sun with my siblings - chasing each other through labyrinths of trees. We regularly attended the Brandywine River Museum, "home of the Wyeths" and I lived among realistic depictions of my county by an American great, Andrew Wyeth. Place has always meant a great deal to me. My art practice is a trail of places I've been and the people I've been with. By making, I preserve the memories and experiences I've had as close as the East Coast and as far as Chennai, India. Through the use of limited color and breathable space, I invite viewers to see the truth of things that have happened to me and perhaps them too.

Julia Glatfelter

describes their creative process

In most moments, life seems so fast paced but, when my mind can focus in on one unforgettable idea - I have an urge to preserve it by making something with my hands. I think there's power in multitudes so once I get an idea - a series of work will unfold in my mind rather than a single image. I tend to imagine paintings initially but I do consider what medium would best convey my concepts. I dabble in a wide variety of materials and love to combine them in collaged, overlapping layers. Admittedly, I get bored fast. I love starting things but without a deadline, I rarely finish them! This is why I seek out calls and grants so that I can have some accountability in my process. Once a series is complete, I seek out the right destination and share it with my community.