Art is not meant to be limiting, but oftentimes, that’s exactly what it is. A piece didn’t turn out how you planned, so you scrap it. Maybe you start over. Maybe you stop trying.
But what if we gave up our preconceived notion of what art was supposed to be? What if we focused on creating something that represented how we felt in that particular moment, and simply accepted it for what it was?
Enter artist-in-residence Julia Rymer; abstract painter, entrepreneur and mother of two. While studying abroad in the south of France, she decided to cease creating works that mirrored the world around her, and shifted her focus to painting how the landscapes made her feel.
“Each piece is an individual conversation between nature and my emotional experience with it,” explains Julia.
As a seasoned art educator, Julia hopes to share not only her knowledge of technique, but encourage children to discover the connection between color and emotion for themselves.
Julia is with us through March. Check out her open studio hours here.