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!

September 2022