Julie Pelaez

julie-bio-pic.jpgAs the daughter of an artist, Julie grew up surrounded by creativity. After obtaining a BFA from the University of Delaware, she spent a decade as an Art Director at advertising agencies in and around the Washington, D.C. area. When motherhood came, she seized the opportunity to raise her two boys full-time and reboot.
 
A move to Austin and a chance exposure to alcohol inks sparked a passion that no other medium had instilled before. The depth of their fluid nature immediately called to her, and she found the process itself to provide a symbolic practice of relinquishing control. Each piece is an intuitive dance - a give and take between artist and medium, in which Julie both loses and finds herself.