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A young prodigy artist who was accepted into art school and began taking
graduate level art classes at the age of 16, Vail Valley's Julia
Watkins is best known as the founder of the energism art movement. Click on images below to enlarge or for information on available prints and for complete descriptions.
Sacred Morning - Click for more info.
art movement, consisting of over 1,000 artists worldwide focuses on
going beyond simply representing energy in art to creating ground
breaking archetypal energy images that deeply affect all those who view
Within the energism art movement, Ms. Watkins first created a pioneering
Earlier Style - Click to enlarge
"swirly" art style which has been sold in over 30 countries, is in the
collections of Carnegie Mellon, Deepak Chopra and Children's Hospital,
and receives over 25 million online impressions per month. Prices at
which these original paintings are currently offered in the secondary
market start $25,000 (minimum bid at next auction).
Harvest Moon - An emotional versus literal interpretation of energy. Click to enlarge.
Over the past year however, Ms Watkins (known online as"Energy Artist
Julia" with over 60,000 facebook fans) has moved away from her trademark
"swirly" painting style to create a brand new mixed media collection,
often focusing on the concept of the "Tree Of Life".
new style was a natural progression within the art movement as Julia
grew beyond creating more literal representations of energy and began
focusing on impact oriented images that worked on a far more emotional
level. To quote one of her collectors "this new stuff just blows me
away." Prices of this new original work start at $2,400. Giclee prints
sell for $48.
Angel's Light - Click for description
While we cannot in any way say that this new art style will someday sell at prices
of her previous original paintings, this is an opportunity to own an
altogether new, unique and groundbreaking piece of art. These paintings
are now available through select galleries.
Other information and interesting facts about Energy Artist Julia
At around 9 years of age a professional artist took Julia under her
wing and by 15 had trained her to an advanced level. She was so
advanced that in art school her professors didn't know what to do with
her so they put her in graduate level painting classes.
When she paints she focuses on charging her creations with as much
metaphysical energy as possible while at the same time rendering
something that will deeply resonate with the specific person who will
own the piece. Often she does not know who will receive the painting
but says she can feel their presence prior to meeting them. She always
feels drained after completing a piece and sometimes collapses.
Dreams. Much of her inspiration comes from very vivid dreams and in fact, her first swirly painting, First Dream was the result of a powerful dreamlike vision. You can read more about this in the Edge Magazine Article The Dream That Changed The Art World.
Every night, as she sleeps she enters a world full of beautiful vivid
colors, energies and people moving in something like a "dance of life"
that points her to new possibilities in her art.
Videos. Here are links to two videos featuring Ms. Watkins or her work.