Based in Santa Cruz and San Francisco, Julietta is a largely self-taught painter, though she continues to study art under various mentors for the past fifteen years. She started with oils then moved to acrylics and every now and then uses mixed media. Julietta was born and educated in Strasbourg, France after which she moved to the United States at first to the East Coast in Maryland followed by the San Francisco bay area where she has resided since 1984.
Julietta is completely captivated by women and motion, absorbed by figures, shadows, use of light and of course color. Whether just for her own enjoyment or for public display, she loves to use her brush and paints to creatively capture a likeness. She likes to make marks with her paint, rather than try for a photographic smoothness, but regardless, the end result she aspires to is an accurate observation, created with painterly expressive marks. In her life drawing, she also loves to explore mark making – building up her drawings with a complex pattern of marks and varied line. From time to time she varies her subject matter with a landscape or some equestrian art, but people remain her true obsession.
Julietta lives in the Santa Cruz Harbor, a place she is proud to call home.