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Julia Trops - Artist From Canada

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Julia Trops canadian artist

Julia Trops canadian artist

Julia Trops canadian artist

Media - Oil Painting, Watercolours, Acrylics, Charcoal Drawing, Ink, Sculpture, Pastel
Address - Studio 113, Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna, BC
Phone - 250-215-0079
Email - [email protected]
Website -

Just like any other artist, I've always drawn - I can't remember a day when I haven't. Music and song have been my escape, and dance has been a passion even though I sound like a crow and am completely uncoordinated. In my mind, I sing and dance perfectly!

I was encouraged from a very young age to "see" and be "aware" in more ways than the visual. Immediately after high school I took courses in the University of Calgary Fine Arts program. I continued studies at a post secondary level throughout my 12 year career in the Canadian Air Force, in both correspondence and night school. One of my ultimate goals was finally reached when I attended a full time degree program at University of Lethbridge, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Great Distinction in 2001.

In 2002, in competition with 78 other candidates, I was chosen to be one of 6 resident artists in the new Rotary Centre for the Arts. I am still there now (it is 2009).

Among the historical art influences on my work are the Greek classical, da Vinci, Rembrandt, Ingres, Delacroix, Manet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Tapies, and most recently, Klee and Kandinsky. Influences from art theory include John Berger, Josef Albers, from theosophy include Leadbetter and Blavatsky, Fritjof Capra and currently Joseph Campbell.

I am most completely enraptured with the essence of the female symbol as described through comparative mythology. Each culture of the world integrates the female symbol in many similar ways. Ultimately, the symbol of creative spirit in all her forms - both creative and destructive, erotic and matronly (and who says these are not interchangeable?) is the female form.

These interests, which are currently manifesting in my expression, consist of a combination of concepts from time, space, and music. How I approach my art making is a result of my experiences in my previous career, and my desire for simple, direct and passionate expression. | Contact Us | List Your Art | List Your Art Gallery | Site Map

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