I'm originally a Montana girl, and graduated in Graphic Design from Montana State University, Bozeman. I still hike and snow ski when I can, but I traded pine needles for cactus needles and dropped my suitcase in Phoenix, Arizona.
I have stretched my creativity in several directions. I designed hand-painted pillows with beads and conversational charms for retail shops such as Barneys New York, Ballard Designs catalog, ABC Carpet & Home, and The American Craft Museum. One of my pillow designs also became a hand-painted canvas doll, the “Baby Angel,” celebrating individuality. Because of my obsession with hardware, I designed hardware & pearl bracelets & a belt that I named the "ziG". I sold these in shops and on-line. I continue to get orders for the ziG, if people see it on me. They are a great conversation piece!
Kinley Lorraine...the Moose Dog
The "ziG" Belt & Bracelet
The "ziG" Bracelets
Currently, I work with acrylic, ink, watercolor, collage, & colored pencils. I paint whimsical paintings, abstracts, wedding bouquets, & also draw realistic food, and landscapes with colored pencils. I have a line of prints, cards, calendars, and also mugs for furry rescues. I have also written & illustrated, with my abstract paintings, a kick-ass book called, 'Getting Your Magic Back'. It is about pushing through life's transitions, and is a simple, two lines per page, read.
I have donated copies of my book to the women's organization,
"Fresh Start Women's Foundation". It's a wonderful organization that help women who help themselves, and provides them with education, resources, and support.
"Getting Your Magic Back"
Commissioned Piece of GC & Grover in PJ's
Rescue organizations are dear to my heart. I donate my art to various rescue organizations, and also paint commissioned work. I was Arizona Animal Welfare League's featured artist during 2018, and the featured artist the past six years, for Shemer Art Center
& Museum's "Furry Friends" event.
One of my paintings, "Lenny" with the cat
on his head, was part of a juried show for Arizona Artists Guild,
and displayed at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
I also have two paintings, "Hope" and "Joy" permanently
displayed at the Phoenix Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.
With either my art, or my writing...my hope is to make you smile.
"Jules paintings add such a whimsical, delicious touch & enhance the sweet vibe at all the Pie Snob locations. We consider her our 'Artist in Residence'."
--Traci Wilbur,Owner of Pie Snob
for 'Pie Snob' shop
in Chandler, AZ
Pop-up at Pottery Barn Kids
Lenny at the Airport!
Title: "Lenny Was Curious Just How Long the Average Cat Nap Lasted"
Commissioned Painting for
HOKA StART Campaign of
Sole Sports' Shop Dogs
Clients & Featured Locations
Arizona Animal Welfare League
Shemer Art Center
Tempe Arts Center
Phoenix Banner Good Samaritan Med. Center
The Barking Bodega
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Pop-ups: Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, & West Elm
La Grande Orange
James Oliver Gallery, PA
Ballard Designs catalog
Barneys New York
ABC Carpet & Home
The MN Collection at Scottsdale Design Center
Dig It Gardens
HOKA / Sole Sports
Marta Stafford Fine Art
AZ Humane Society
Coronado Home Tour
Biltmore Pet Resort
Black Cat Coffee House
Inner Circle Cafe
Words I Live By
My Collection of Heart Rocks
Jules as Jules