I consider myself an oil painter of Vermont Luminism. Luminism is a subset of the Hudson River School genre that focuses on a transcendental relationship with the environment. In addition to frequently incorporating mystical light, my paintings try to capture the monumentality and majesty of Vermont's lovely mountains, woodlands, and waterways.
While I have only been painting landscapes since 2013 following my retirement from a forty year career in academic medicine, I received classical training in portraiture as an undergraduate and hold a Master's degree and a Ph.D. cognate in art. Since moving back to Vermont, I have been fortunate to study under several notable landscape artists (Andrew Orr, Erik Koeppel, and William Davis) and have integrated their unique styles into my own work.
Since 2013, I have had paintings accepted into several juried shows and received first honorable mention in the Shades of Fall exhibition at the Bryan Memorial Gallery. My work is currently on display at the Sweet Grass Gallery in Williston and occasionally at the Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville. I also exhibit around Chittenden County in venues offered through memberships in the Essex Art League and Northern Vermont Artists Association.
If you would like more information about my training and artisitic philosophy, as well as a more complete representation of my work, please visit my website: www.juliejmcgowan.com