Mermaid and Koi is a limited edition unique series of 13 numbered and signed original linoleum prints.
Interested in this original? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to:
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- request condition photos and/or framing quotes
8" x 12"
Santa Cruz, CA
“I get to express my feelings. It’s my way of sharing what’s on the inside.”
Julia Dickinson was born in Torrance, CA in 1986, and has been making art since she began at Claraty Arts Project in 2011. Since discovering her love for art, Julia has used art as a way to express herself and connect with others. Julia expresses fear, perseverance, anxiety, bravery and hope through her artwork. She has found that art frees her to express emotion. She explains, “I am a very shy and nervous person. Before I started doing art, I kept all those feelings bottled up.”
Julia creates metaphorical art pieces to work through and express her feelings. Through metaphor, Julia is able to confront emotions that many recognize. She hopes to connect with the larger human experience present in mythology, novels, anime and movies to express feelings to which many others can relate.
Julia enjoys printmaking and painting with oils because she can take time with the materials. She experiences short term memory loss due to her disability, but art seems to be the exception. “I have a hard time remembering real world stuff, but I remember art and shows. It makes me feel good to be able to remember something.” Julia is able to remember her art very well and is empowered through creating and connecting with others through her artwork.
Julia hopes that, through sharing her art on ArtLifting, people will get to know her better and be inspired to tell their own stories. She hope to use her income to help support her family, who has always been there for her. She says, “My mom raised me and my two sisters all by herself, and I want to help her out with money earned by selling art.”
Original paintings ship either from our offices in Boston or directly from our artists within 48 business hours of your order via UPS, USPS, and FedEx. We cover the additional costs of insuring the originals while they are in transit to you.
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