Raised on a ranch in Wyoming and Utah, Julie was educated by the world around her. She grew up with wildlife, mountain ranges, round ups, trail rides, rodeos, and wagon trains. All of which provided volumes of ideas and materials for her oil paintings. Now days, her passion for the west is portrayed on canvas. Her goal in art is to put in paint the romance and poetry composed in a story that is memorable for the viewer to see and enjoy for generations to come.