Altitude Art & Custom Framing 11A Elizabeth Street
Okotoks, AB, T1S 1B7
Phone: 403.995.9983
Julia Lucich

My approach to art is similar to my approach to life: I relish variety. My formal education was decidedly un-artistic; degrees in sociology and criminology led to years of highly analytical work. Meanwhile, a part of me yearned for something more expressive, and I found myself drawn to painting (in particular, to portraiture), with a nagging certainty that "I can do that". I was fortunate to come under the tutelage of master portraitist Bob Gerbracht whose instruction was in pastel, a medium that I immediately embraced for its vibrancy and spontaneity.

Continuing to work in a representational style, I found that color, for its own sake, had the ability to influence the power and impact of a painting. In 1995 I was working on a painting of giraffes, whose astonishing shapes and contours seemed to lend themselves to an outrageous approach. I chose to introduce color totally outside the normal range, and the result was one of unexpected whimsy. This painting gave birth to the Party Animal Series, and was selected by USArt magazine as "Editor's Choice" for wildlife.

The Party Animals remain a compelling force, transcending the genre of "wildlife art" and appealing to anyone looking outside the box.

Often my portraits or figurative paintings have a narrative quality, with a focus on dramatic lighting that emphasizes mood and emotion. But no matter what I'm painting, I want the image to convey a positive energy, allowing the viewer to connect with the joy of life.

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Contact Altitude Art Gallery for more information and to view the following works and more...

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Two to Party

12 x 16

Helluva Party

24 x 30

Acrylic on Board
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Stag Party

24 x 30

Party out West

24 x 36

Acrylic on Canvas
Current Events at Altitude Involving Julia

Altitude is delighted to introduce Julia's  work to our clients from around the Foothills and Calgary.
Come down and view her work next time you're in Olde Towne Okotoks.

Remember Okotoks holds a monthly festival of Arts & Culture on the "First Saturday" of every month and Altitude Art & Custom Framing is pleased to be involved.  Look at our Calander for more details.