JULIE CRAIG (Watercolor/Fiber)
Trained in a diversity of art forms such as Silk Painting, Watercolor, Pastel and Oil Painting.
Her works have been shown in galleries and private collections in Asheville, Atlanta and Orlando. Member of Silk Painters International, Surface Design Association and The Guild Of Silk Painters. Julie graduated from Auburn International NY Beauty Academy in 1985.
Furthered her education in 1986 specializing in haircoloring she graduated from Clairol Advanced Color School in NYC., studied under Annie Humprhreys from Vidal Sasoon, Irvin Rusk, Scott Cole HUSA, Colorly and Aveda, sharpening her skills as a Colorist, Teacher and Platform artist.
Julie Craig’s vibrant color techniques uses color as the subject in her silk paintings.
About My Work
As a silk painter and watercolorist I am attracted to the use of pigments suspended in water.
The first time I touched these pure dyes to the silk and experienced the immediate rush of dye dancing across the fabric, where color and silk that flows like a river, I was hooked.
One of the things that excites me the most about silk painting is the purity and the intensity of color that can only be achieved by this unique technique. I start with a sketch of an image when I begin a painting. I can plan but never totally control what each painting will evolve into. The temperature and humidity will effect the pigment and flow of the dyes.
The magic of silk painting comes from the subjective images and combinations that emerge within these boundaries. It is still amazing to me how this happens. The essence of what I am painting comes through the flowing dye.
Each painting is unique and is one of a kind art work.