Julie painting plein aire, Hunter Canyon near Moab, Utah 2017

Julie painting plein aire, Hunter Canyon near Moab, Utah 2017


Julie Nilsson
5118 Abbey Road
Ft Collins, CO 80526


As artists create, we breathe life and energy into an emotion born deep from within. We transform this invisible into something tangible. A work of art is an entity in and of itself; a ‘cosmos’, a truth with it’s own rhythm, it’s own voice, it’s own wisdom with the power to heal, inspire and entertain the imagination.
— Julie Nilsson


Julie grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and received her degree from the University of Nebraska.  She currently lives in Fort Collins, Co. She pursued her studies at the Loveland Academy of Fine Arts with such notable masters as David Leffel, Kim English, Burton Silverman and William Rees.  Julie's paintings have been represented in many exhibits and shows and have received numerous awards.  Her paintings are collected by private and cooperate collectors around the country and she has been represented by several galleries in the West.

Julie refers to her work as bold personal expressions.  Currently, figurative work has been her focus as she gives voice to the too often voiceless women, children and elderly of third world countries where she has traveled extensively, as well as to those in less recognized cultures within our own country.  Together with strong social commentary, Julie's painting are rich in light and color.  As well as her figurative work, a wide range of subjects, including plein aire landscapes, continue to inspire her.