Julie Freund

Julie Freund is a painter based in Freeport, Maine in the US who studied at the Portland School of Art, and who recently completed a workshop at the prestigious Haystack Mountain School of Craft. In her own words: "My work comes from an emotive place instead of an observational one, therefore it leans towards a more abstract genre but is still based in landscape as inspiration. I was concerned about the space or tension between the two "figures" or islands. I restricted myself to a 5-color palette to discover what range of emotion I could paint. The colors are: Payne's Grey, Raw Sienna, Naples Yellow, Titanium White and Raw Umber. I was concerned with layering and scraping the paint to show the underpainting in order to capture a sense of light. New color relationships were created from this process resulting in a push/pull of figure ground relationships. The work is made with color shapers instead of brushes."

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1981 Graduated Portland School of Art, BFA, Photograph
1977 Maine Photographic Workshops Fall Program
1977 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
1977 Maine College of Art Continuing Studies

Recent Exhibitions

Art Collector Maine, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME
Art Collector Maine, The Gallery at Somes Sound, Somesville, ME
MeCA Alumni Show, Thos Moser, Freeport, ME


1981 - Maine Biennial shared 1st Prize


April 2010 - Maine Home and Design - 60 Collectible Artists Issue
April 2011 - Maine Home and Design - Art Issue