Julie Crews' newest series of work centers on the humble dum-dum, one of life's sweet treasures. Crews' oily expressive brush strokes have a way of bringing to life the ordinary. Each dum-dum exudes its own unique personality that screams to be licked and tasted. Childhood nostalgia, combined with vibrant juicy color make you want to come back for more.
Julie Crews is an oil painter. She grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and received her Associate of Arts from Brigham Young University- Idaho. She moved to northern Louisiana in 2008 and lives in Ruston with her husband and five children.
She paints what takes her out of the studio: the life it takes to nurture a family. Recently, life's adventures have brought her to the humble dum-dum. These little suckers are a beacon of joy at the end of a doctor's visit; a prize for showing up where even if you cry you are rewarded. They say, "It's OK. Things will get better." And, usually, they do.
If you would like to find out more about Julie Crews and her work please visit her website juliecrews.com
Julie has recently been featured on Louisiana PBS program ART ROCKS,and will appear in the MANIFEST International Painting Annual 7, an exhibition-in-print.
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