Julia Simonello: February Spotlight Artist
February is the month for lovers. Art lovers get a special treat as the Downtown Art Gallery, 400 Orange St, in downtown Titusville, welcomes Julia Simonello as it’s February Spotlight Artist. Julia is known for her wild, wacky and whimsical creatures. As a mixed media artist with a love of bright, bold colors and energetic lines, she thrives on creating order out of chaos.
With no prior art education, Julia picked up the brush in 2018 and never looked
back. She quickly discovered that her passion was not only painting eyes and
expression, but also painting in a way that makes the viewer pause, consider and most of all laugh.
Julia says. “I love to make people laugh. When my art makes someone smile, I’ve done my job. Often it’s a surprise to see who will show up when I sit down at the easel. A curve of a lip here, the top of a head there and suddenly a character rises to the surface.. Each of my paintings takes me on a wild ride, sharing their secrets through texture, color and most importantly, their eyes.”
Julia’s art is on display at the Downtown Art Gallery from February 1 to 29. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and 11 to 3 on Saturdays. For more information, call 321-268 -0122 or follow them on Facebook.