Julie Chapman is a Montana-based artist with an abiding love of the
modern American west – its wildlife, horses, cowboys, and cowgirls.
Chapman is dedicated to sharing her wonder at the beauty and sentience
of the animal kingdom. Her goal is to connect the viewer with the
natural world through her paintings.
Chapman’s style is known as “disrupted realism,” where subjects are
fragmented, and the final outcome of each piece is unknown at the
start. The creative journey involves abstraction, drawing, scraping,
and re-working – all in a search for “the right amount of not enough.”
A seasoned wildlife painter in a realistic style, this new style is full
on energy and excitement, with the artist anxious to get down to the
studio every day.
“The “incompleteness” of my subjects also feels to me as if it is
revealing something more elemental, more essential..perhaps reflecting
my own deep emotion and love for the animals I paint. These pieces
require a deep, wordless conversation; they demand more from me than any
other body of work I’ve done before.”- Julie Chapman
Her art is based on a lifetime of fieldwork and experience, immersed in
places like the wilderness areas of North America, the dusty small-town
rodeos of the Rockies, and the horse scene in England.
Chapman’s art is featured in galleries, museum shows, and collections
throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. Her work is in the
permanent collections of Hiram Blauvelt Museum in NJ; The Wildlife
Experience in Denver, Co; Lookout Mountain Nature Center in Golden, Co;
and Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI. She has won awards
and been featured in magazines, including Southwest Art, Big
Sky Journal, and Western Art & Architecture.
Jones & Terwilliger Galleries is proud to represent Julie Chapman’s work