Tue, 2 June 2015
Julie B Montgomery paints out of a cool studio near the tracks of Carpinteria. (Listen for the train to pass by while we talk!)
A year or so ago, I was part of a group that went on a private studio visit, where I met Julie for the first time and saw her art and nosed through her sketchbooks. Her manipulated acrylic paintings are about subtraction, not addition, and she's developed over 10 years a very identifiable style.
In our conversation we talk about her technique, her childhood, her modeling career, Japan, what she learned from art school, and how she got her art work on shows like Mad Men and Scandal.
She is part of "Impart" at the Santa Barbara Arts Fund through June 20.
Her solo show "Veiled Terrain: A Modern Exploration of Landscape" is currently up at Karpeles Manuscript Library through August 29.