Paintings by
Julie Rathmann

Artist Statement

Inspired by the beauty of black and white photographs, I paint using gray shades and sepia colors to transform a small photograph into a larger painting. By highlighting every detail to capture the mood of the photograph; I make methodical daubs of paint and fast brushstrokes until there is a perfect recreation.

Framing is an equally enjoyable part of my process. Using antique frames, or reclaimed wood, I delicately repair, replaster and resize each frame until it is a perfect compliment to the painting. An endless supply of fantastic photographs and frames awaits to light my passion for art making.