Julie Mayser "First Color"
Pastel, 7.75 x 7.5" framed to 13 x 13"
Mayser received her first art schooling at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago,Illinois. Subsequently she studied at CASC in Poteau,OK, and at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah,Ok. She has also studied with leading artist-teachers in the U.S. and Europe, continuing her art education into the present. Mayser is proficient in watercolor, pastel, acrylics, and oil mediums and has also ventured into sculpture. Her medium of choice is pastel. Her pastel work is at times expressionistic, impressionistic, and/or colorist.
Mayser paintings are in private, public and corporate collections across the U.S.and in Canada, Europe, and Asia. Recent collectors are Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Mayor Ray Baker of Ft Smith AR, City of Ft Smith (AR) Convention Center, and the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches. Her paintings have been seen in galleries in Ft Smith,AR, Paris, AR, Rogers AR, Bentonville AR,& Eureka Springs AR, as well as in special exhibits. She is an Arkansas resident.
My reason for being a painter comes down to a few basics: My love of nature, the positive beautiful glimpses of life which surround us, and wanting to share these personal perceptions and joy with the viewer.