Julia O'Reilly

Award-winning color media artist.

"The song of the land is in my bones and in my heart. It seeps into everything. There is magic in that, gentle and wild. And it's that unseen force that I seek to find in the paint. It is the job of the artist to make the unseen visible, to render in some way that which asks who are we, why are we here, what is important."

Julia O’Reilly’s sunsets are seen through an Oregon of stillness, brilliant with a hyper color other artists only dream of. Obtaining it is not easy.

~ Renardo Barden, 350 Words, Portland, OR

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Art-Travel Workshops

Plein Air Painting in France

Come work and play in this plein air workshop retreat to the Dordogne region in Southern France! We’ll explore and paint the inspirational beauty of the area, from rolling countryside to rugged cliffs over the beautiful Dordogne River, with quaint historic villages, traditional French markets and medieval castles.

Julia will demonstrate the joy, vibrance and freedom of gouache paint to capture what we see. And of course you're welcome to paint with your own media of choice if you prefer. There will be plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying.

Soak up French cuisine, the wines of the region, and that incredible light!

2023

The Dordogne, France, Art & Wine Plein Air Painting Workshop & Retreat

Plein air painting workshop retreat to the south of France, in the Dordogne region, 2023

Posted 10/22/2021


Oregon Coast, Plein Air Painting, May 2022

Come paint your heart out in May 2022. This mid-section of the Oregon Coast has wonderful access to tidepools, coastal forest hikes, beachcombing, and much more. Your room is steps away from the famous 804 Trail, with wonderful step-out areas and views for setting up an easel.

Posted 10/22/2021


Oregon Coast, Plein Air Painting, Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2022

This mid-section of the Oregon Coast has wonderful access to tidepools, coastal forest hikes, beachcombing, and much more. Your room is steps away from the famous 804 Trail, with wonderful step-out areas and views for setting up an easel.

Posted 10/24/2021


Plein Air Painting - Lower Crooked River caldera, Oregon, June 2022

Over 50 million years of geology surrounds us where the Lower Crooked River canyon winds through rimrock, extraordinary lava formations and river meadows.

Posted 02/17/2022


Traveling to France

Can I travel to France safely now, and what do I need to know?

Posted 02/22/2022


Painting with Gouache - Plein Air Workshops

Painting with Gouache - Plein Air Workshops on the Oregon Coast, and in the Lower Crooked River Canyon

Posted 04/04/2022