Julie Mantis is a Los Angeles based artist creating art that celebrates the beauty of everyday life. Born in New York City, she then traveled extensively as the daughter of a naval officer. Creating art throughout her life, oil painting has been a lifelong ambition. However, working full time, supporting, and raising three children, put her artistic goals on hold until recently.
Growing up in beach towns, Julie spent most of her childhood outdoors. She finds inspiration in nature, sweeping landscapes as well as small vignettes almost hidden by the wider view. Julie captures “moments in time” that captivate her. She explores unique compositions, colors, and shapes to share her artistic vision through her paintings.
Julie’s paintings have been exhibited in Laguna Beach, CA galleries. She has also participated in juried exhibitions and been awarded recognition from Fusion Art, Light Space & Time, Grey Cube Gallery, Art Show International, Art Preservation Initiative and the Contemporary Art Gallery.
Julie studied visual arts at New York University and was a graphic artist in the pre-digital era. Currently residing in the Los Angeles area, she continues creating original artwork in mixed media and oils.