Julie Hammer's artistic interests emerged during her childhood and were encouraged by her mother's creative influence. She pursued her love for art, receiving an art degree in Graphic Design from the University of Kansas in 1983. A few years later, she shifted her emphasis from design to watercolor painting. She has shown her work in a variety of shows and art fairs over the years.
Julie's paintings capture her interest in family life and the beauty of God's creation. Her bright colors, attention to detail and use of scriptures have made her paintings, prints and cards favorites among her growing clientele. Julie specializes in creating custom artwork for clients, especially portraits and home portraits. She primarily paints with watercolor and acrylic, but also works in other media, including pen & ink, pencil, colored pencil, digital art and graphic design. The themes for her work include Floral, Landscape, Still Life, Children, Christmas & Holiday, Collegiate, Scripture, Portraits & Home Portraits. In addition to her own work as an artist, Julie also teaches art in a private high school and offers private art lessons and small group classes. Julie lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband and children.