Julie Leidel creates Colorado artwork with a vintage look and is publishing an art book of her 53 paintings. Help her create more art.
“I want my artwork to speak to people as they fall deeply in love with Colorado. With simplistic and flat shapes of color, my work is a representation of how your memory perceives a time, or a place. Our memories don’t capture every detail, as a camera would. Instead, we get a warm glow of recognition when we have found a connection to nature and a specific chapter of our past. This interpretation allows our own personal experiences to fill in the gaps visually, and leaves room for our own stories to be told. When people look at my artwork, I enjoy seeing that spark of remembrance; a flood of memories; a desire to rediscover, or go and explore someplace new.
I was inspired by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) National Parks posters from the 1930s, and that’s how this Colorado poster-style series began. Colorado is full of amazing vistas that take our breath away. As an artist, I love to remind people of the beauty we have right in our own backyard and want to capture the essence of falling in love again with this incredible state.”
Julie Leidel is excited to share her art book Paintings: A Vintage Colorado. All the artwork represented in this book was hand–painted between 2009 and 2015 by Julie Leidel. She would like to celebrate these last six years and 53 paintings by sharing the way she sees Colorado with you. Six of her paintings (and the rights to them) are in private collections. These will only be found in this book and won’t be available for sale on her website.
The cover design is a detail of the Mt. Evans from Summit Lake. Do you remember enjoying the temperature difference as you drove to the top on a warm summer day? This painting is meant to engage your other senses by bringing back that rush of cold, crisp mountain air you experience above timber-line.
This collection of her Colorado artwork will be represented in a high-quality, 11.25″ x 8.75″ hardcover art book. Each thick and elegantly textured matte-finished page features a rich, full-color 5×7 print with some details about each painting.
MORE THAN JUST AN ART BOOK:
Take part of the collection home and decorate your walls or the office. No wall is created equal, so there are six sizes to choose from. You can get that perfect interior designer look all on your own. Fill your home with Colorado memories, and find that perfect gift for those loved ones who are hard to shop for. Learn more at www.thebungalowcraft.com.
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