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Wetland Dabbler, Gadwall, 16 x 20 oil on linen
Listing Category
Bella Vista
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Artist Statement
I can never get enough of the beauty I find in nature. . . the sunlight drifting through leaves to highlight some small flower that otherwise may have gone unnoticed . . . the exquisite harmony of a subtle color palette that blends into a beautiful composition . . . all accompanied by birdsong and fresh air. Painting for me is an emotional response to my surroundings and an attempt to capture a fleeting moment in time to share with others who may not have the privilege to experience it firsthand. Enjoy!

Julie Gowing Hayes creates oil and watercolor paintings of things and scenes found mostly in nature in a representational style sometimes with hints of impressionism. Growing up on a farm in Southwest Iowa was instrumental in her development of a deep-rooted love for the outdoors. Her father’s involvement in local conservation efforts through tree planting, watershed developments and improved farming techniques along with her mother’s love of gardening and bird feeding and watching taught Hayes a respect for the land and the wildlife it supports.
Julie's favorite subjects are birds and water, but almost anything in nature will grab her attention with light and color.

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