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. It's this unseen forces that I seek to understand and share in paint.

The natural world is the start point of every painting I create. The painting process requires careful observation, and attention to my own inner responses.

I study light. I'm always moved by the way light and shadow pass through a place. Light tells us much about time. Time as it relates to place begins to tell a story. I use art as a language to understand these stories of place, and my place in the world.

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

The Art Blog

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Conversations Within, "The Women Artists of Monhegan Island"

This 2007 film documentary by Michael Boucher continues to ask "where are the women?" in the history of painting, the history of art.

Posted 06/13/2022


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


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