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African Adventure Slideshow:

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Shows and Exhibits

Artscape Registration

sponsored by Shenandoah Arts Council

Banner Art, in Old Town Winchester, VA

May through December, 2013

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Joyce Hicks Watercolor Workshop

"Transforming the Landscape in Watercolor"

sponsored by Shenandoah Arts Council

Aug. 4-7, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm

Ferarri Room, Shenandoah University

Winchester, Va

SAC members: $375; others: $400  click for info


Intermediate Watercolor Classes

Spring sessions begin March 2014

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Someone once said, "Art is a painted memory that evokes an emotional response."

I choose to paint subjects that excite me because of their shape, color, history or simply because I love them. The flowers and cherubs in my garden, baby pigs, and even my friend Vern's cows in New Mexico have been my subject matter.

Growing up in the West has given me an appreciation for the mountains, Native American culture, the aspens and the red rock formations in the Garden of the Gods.

My thanks go to each person who has purchased my work, as they have contributed to my journey as a painter. My students have contributed to my growth as a painter, and we are on a journey of discovery together.

Julie Read