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.”
Her subjects seem incomplete because she seeks to reflect her own deep
emotion and love for the animals she paints. 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. Magazine features
include Southwest Art, Big Sky Journal, and Western Art
Jones & Terwilliger Galleries is proud to represent Julie Chapman’s work