Julie T. Chapman,
I grew up on a small family farm in central Ohio, where we spent summers working in the garden, baling hay, climbing trees, catching butterflies, and hanging laundry outside. What I wanted most was a horse; alas, it was unrequited love, which probably explains why I drew them obsessively. I started drawing and have never stopped.
In the 1990s we began exploring American and Canadian wilderness areas, and I began drawing and painting wildlife (at last, something besides horses!). In 2002 I won the Arts for the Parks Grand Prize, which precipitated our move from California to Montana and kicked me in the butt to become a full-time artist (finally!).
Come by the Gallery and see her work.