Isn’t this sweet elephant precious? The personality shines because Juli captured it perfectly! Juli takes on every challenge in class with enthusiasm.
Juli was born & raised in California. She moved to Colorado in 2005 with her husband Rick. Both are retired air traffic controllers (whew…now that job requires some art therapy for sure!), they now live in Monument. They have two sons & a daughter & a new baby granddaughter. Was this elephant for her????
They love travel, ATV & Jeep adventures, & music concerts (especially Rick)
A job related injury introduced Juli to the art world where she explored acrylics & photography. She has only painted in watercolor for about 1 1⁄2 years.
In the Fare Bella art sorority we call Juli our walking encyclopedia! She knows something valuable about almost everything. We have a question….ask Juli. If she doesn’t know it…immediate research follows! In the rare occasion when she isn’t in class…we are lost. Don’t leave us Juli…we are becoming much smarter because of you!
Inside & out, Juli is a wonderful, beautiful soul—a treasure.
Montie can paint animals that literally come to life…as shown in an early 2016 painting of elk, inspired by a Buffalo Kaplinski workshop.
She has exqusite taste (in art, fashion, decor’…you name it) & a true natural sense of color…just look at that painting! Montie has an art degree & a background in design. She has taken classes for several years & is a most faithful and valued friend & artist! Having a permanent painting spot in Fare Bella!
Montie lives in flying horse with hubby Jim, a retired air force pilot that served in Vietnam (Thank You Jim for your service…you are a hero) & then flew commercially for United Airlines. This offered Montie a lifetime of travel. Living everywhere from Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Hawaii, Spain…whew! No wonder she has such flair! Now retired, Montie and Jim enjoy annual Air Force reunions all over the country with the lifelong friends they have developed over the years. They have two grown sons in Denver (really cute…and single…just sayin’)
Montie…you are an inspiration & we love you!
This charming painting was created in an early Autumn work shop. Susan succeeded in capturing the light & shadow. Her style is developing beautifully & is becoming identifiable. This is something that often takes years to achieve. (I had to throw in the Puffin just because he is so darn cute!)
Susan is a retired English teacher & you better believe she keeps me in check! Thank you friend.
She lives in the city above the clouds—Woodland Park—with her sweet husband Garrett. They have a son & daughter & three precious grand children…we have fun swapping stories & photos.
Susan enjoys the outdoors & exploring the National Parks.
Her life long love of learning has led to her recent venture at UCCS in Greek Art & Mythology….Oh My!
Susan has a great sense of humor & when she isn’t in class things are just off. She brightens things up & keeps us laughing!
Don’t even think about leaving the sorority Susan.
We won’t allow it!!