Julia Berkley “Ascent”
12 x 12 inches, mixed media on cradled wood panel
Julia R. Berkley's artwork can be found in private and corporate collections, including Boston Children’s Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center in Massachusetts,
and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She has exhibited at the Danforth Museum, the Fitchburg Art Museum, Gallery Twist, and the Concord Art Association, among others.
I create mixed-media abstract art that dances with organic inspiration. Sweeping movements and small steps, texture, color, collage, and layers — I paint until the dance is complete. Primarily an intuitive and expressive artist, I am focused on creating restorative, uplifting, and often playful art that resonates with viewers in their personal and professional spaces.
A house and home-studio fire in October of 2020 destroyed much of my earlier work. It was a painful time on many levels! Eventually, though, this opened the door to a fresh start in January of 2022. The joy of being home and in my new studio spills out in my work, and I feel a new freedom as I approach each painting.