Artist Statement

My life is art. It’s about the creation of art, the support of artists, and impacting the global art industry positively through community and collaboration.

I paint the melodic & lyrical flow found all around us, in the song and dance of creation.

I’ve discovered, deep within me, a hidden desire for dance, music, and song. It’s rooted in the joy of my childhood, buried under the heaviness of years, tucked away, forgotten, but not lost. It has found its way out of the depths of me and onto my canvas, in celebratory flow, line, and color.

My stylized, lyrical landscapes capture the power and celebration I experience in nature. God says, “the sky speaks, the heavens proclaim, even the rocks cry out, the mountains and hills break into singing, the trees of the forest sing for joy!” 

This is what I feel and hear whispers of when I’m quiet and simply present to the world around me. Capturing nature’s “act of worship” is my act of worship, my joy, and my privilege.

I create and work from my home studio in Bearspaw, Alberta, Canada, where beneath it all, I am a treasured child of God, mother of three young adults, and wife to my best friend, business partner, and husband of 26 years.

When I’m not painting, I’m leading and growing a global, artist community called Mastrius, to support artists through real relationships in mentorship with Master Artists, in a supportive, non- competitive, goals-focused community.

Mastrius offers a unique, powerful, and affordable opportunity for growing artists to secure success and experience joy!

I was self-taught for 7 years before I realized, I don’t know, what I don’t know, and then began my pursuit of learning, growth and mastery. I have now benefited immensely from the mentorship, friendship and instruction of master artists such as: David Langevin, Mitchell Albala, and Milisa Galazzi, to name a few.

What I have learned from other artists has not only changed the quality of my work, but also the trajectory of my career and my enjoyment in creating. We grow faster and farther when we journey together.

~ Julie deBoer


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