Wenaha Gallery

Julie Kramer Cole

Native American

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Julie Kramer Cole's Bio:

The Art of Julie Kramer Cole calls the Sacred Spirits to a tangible world…a world where the great mystery of life provides the magnificent energy that flows through all forms of life.

To experience the evocative images of Julie Kramer Cole is to experience magic. Her poetic visions delight the eye with their striking compositional style and clean, soft color palate. By capturing a moment in time, her pastels fuse memory, imagination, and true story, revealing allegorical slices of our Native American life and the lure of the legendary American West into a rich compositional arrangement.

Cole is a gifted, intuitive artist who stores each careful observation in her mind's eye for future paintings; "As an artist," she says, "I work many hours before ever putting a pencil to paper. Everything is remembered…from the legend on a historical marker to the vast sunsets of the Colorado Rockies."

An art major at Colorado State University and a graduate of the Colorado Institute of Art, Cole was initially drawn to the commercial art field, where her natural ability to portray anatomy was spotlighted, and she became a leading freelance fashion illustrator. In 1981, Cole turned to fine art. Working mainly in pastels, she developed the unique painting style that has become her signature. Cole's work has been exhibited extensively, has received numerous awards, and has become a valuable investment for art lovers.

The introduction of high quality art prints of her distinctive "emerging image", "collectors", "lifestyle", and "Cole concepts" series generated such an intense excitement in the field of western art that the limited editions have quickly sold out, boosting the prints to a very collectable status.

Cole has gained international recognition as one of the finest artists of the Western Art genre. Art lovers everywhere are eager to possess a bit of the Julie Kramer Cole magic. With her unique style, her special art will fit into any decor and become an eloquent asset to be enjoyed by everyone for years to come.

Julie currently resides in Loveland, Colorado.