— Ashley Sivertson, gallery manager (Superior Swell, giclee print, above)
Julie Berg-Linville is a Minnesota native who meandered out west for 20 years, living in both Montana, and on an island in Southeast Alaska. She has since found her way back to her roots, and is now happy to call Duluth, Minnesota her home.
Her formal art education began at the College of Visual Art in St. Paul, Minnesota, and finished with a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Montana. She has since exhibited her work in Alaska, Montana, and Minnesota—and ships her art around the world.
Julie’s work as an artist encompasses both painting and ceramics, and she enjoys the balance that these two disciplines offer.
Her work as a landscape painter is strongly influenced by the American Tonalist painters of the late 19th century. Similar to these artists, Julie seeks to represent nature as poetry through capturing the mood and atmosphere of a place. Her aim is not necessarily to depict what a landscape is, but what it represents. With expressive brushstrokes and veils of color, Julie attempts to conjure up the visual place, as well as the ether that embraced it, and the weather that transformed it. Always at the heart of Julie’s work is Nature, and her attempt to represent it with eager observation and reverence to its mystery and long-standing wisdom.
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