Julie is a long time Alaskan who retired in 2019 after a 34 year teaching career in Anchorage, Alaska. She always enjoyed incorporating art into her lessons, whether as an elementary teacher, middle school teacher or librarian. She is married to a lifelong Alaskan, the mother of four incredible daughters, as well as the Mema of two babies and an amazing three year old granddaughter who loves discovering the magic of forest paths and mountain trails. Now, in addition to time for outdoor adventures, she is finding time to develop her creative skills through painting with alcohol inks. She is inspired by the beauty of the outdoors, the brilliant colors of the natural world and the peacefulness found in the wilds of Alaska. She hopes you find joy in her paintings.