MEET JULIE AHMAD
CONNECT WITH JULIE
I attribute my life as an artist to my daughter. When I was pregnant, I often felt this strong burning desire to be creative and work with my hands. There was some kind of organic correlation between my body being in the state of creation and my heart urging my hands to do the same.
I am most drawn to the forgiving qualities of acrylic paint and the loose nature of abstract art. My work is an exploration of intuitive painting; not having the final outcome in mind from the start. The canvas leads and tells its own story. I, the artist, am merely a vehicle for the application.
There is nothing more satisfying than to observe those who view my work and experience an emotional reaction. Each person has their own take on the art and more often than not, they have given me a perspective that I hadn’t noticed before. Each time I pick up the brush, it’s an exercise in letting go of control, judgment and perfection - a practice that also serves me greatly as a mother.“
Living almost a decade in New York City, working in the fashion industry, texture and color come second nature to me, the cross over to fine art was natural. The city is where my taste and style was molded, I love bringing that cosmopolitan energy into my work and sharing it with the world.
I’ve shown with West Elm Austin, EAST & WEST Austin Studio Tour, Women & Their Work Contemporary Art Gallery and currently am licensing my work with iCanvas domestically and Artist Lane Internationally. I have been commissioned to create one-of-a-kind pieces for several collectors around the world. I can’t express enough how gratifying it is when a piece of your art (soul) is welcomed into someone’s home it’s an honor that is not taken for granted.