Medium of Choice: Oil
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Julie Beck was born and raised in Western Upstate New York. From 1998 to 2002, she attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island where she graduated valedictorian with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. A move to Massachusetts introduced her to the Academy of Realist Art, Boston which catapulted her work to a new level. Since then, Julie has become both
an instructor at, as well as the Assistant Director of ARA Boston.
Julie’s work has won such honors as the 2013 and 2016 Gold Medal, and the 2018 Silver Medal at the Guild of Boston Artists, Best in Show for the Richeson 2016 and 2019 Annual Still life and Floral Competition, 1st place in the Savvy Painter Competition, 3rd place at the Grand Central Atelier Still Life Painting Competition, won the 2020 First Place Still life in the 2020 ARC Salon
in which she has also been a finalist 7 years in a row with honorable mention. She is also a Fellow at the Saint Botolph Club in Boston and her show “Our Hands are Full of Color” was on display at the University of Maine Museum of Art for the summer of 2019. Julie’s work can be found in private collections throughout the US and internationally.
Julie is currently working out of her personal studio at ARA Boston, where she creates work with a wide range of painting subjects including narrative still life paintings and animal/figurative works.