Julie Berthelot - Artworld Ninja
I've spent my whole life acquiring experience and working on specialized skills in the domain of artwork creation, all in anticipation of this moment, when I would put these skills at your disposal, to bring your vision to life . . . plus I have a sword. If this doesn't qualify me as an artworld ninja, then I don't know what will.
I await your orders . . .
This series began as one painting I made for my apartment in Ottawa, which I tried to make completely abstract, but ended up looking like trees . . . so I went with it.
Now I'm over 150 paintings into this series, with no signs of slowing. It has evolved a lot since that first painting, and I can't wait to see where it will go.
These are generally medium to very large paintings, usually based on landscape and nature and created using a lot of texture, a stylized painting style, and some paint dropped on the canvas in a variety of ways.
(It's so much easier just to show them . . . please check them out here).
I've been doing portraits a lot longer than the Urban Forest series. I love to paint people and find it endlessly fascinating and challenging.
Most of them have been commissioned pieces, but I also really love to paint my two adorable little children, siblings, scenes from Kill Bill, and any other imagery I find inspiring at the time.
(Again . . . images are worth a million . . . please check my portraits out here).
Born in 1979, Blind River ON, Canada
1998 - 2001 B.F.A. Concordia University
2015 Stillness, Orange Art Gallery, Ottawa ON
2013 Whisper, Orange Art Gallery, Ottawa ON
2012 Sleepwalking, Orange Art Gallery, Ottawa ON
2010 Urban Forrest, Gallery CA, Ottawa ON
2011 The Twelve Days of Winter, Gordon Harrison Gallery, Ottawa ON
2011 Show with Anita Utas, Orange Art Gallery, Ottawa ON