ARTIST STATEMENT

As a landscape painter, I am caught up in the moment but that it is constantly changing.  One of my great challenges is coping with this reality of change.  I chase the impression.  As soon as I set up - everything changes. As soon as I lift my brush - the moment has passed.  In reality, I am always painting from memory.  I have resigned myself to this fact.  These fragile fragments and impressions themselves are changed by the act of trying to represent them in paint.  I have very distinct moments that are constantly aserting themselves in my work.  It is not so much an exact place or time that I am trying to evoke but rather my story about that moment.


Selected Exhibitions:
2019  Icon Group, Nantucket, MA
2019  Davallia, Chester, VT
2019  "Inclination ot Spring", Whitney Modern, Los Gatos, CA
2019  NXNE: Paint, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
2018  "Mediatations and Memories", West Branch, Stowe, VT
2018  "Backstory, Kent Museum, Calais, VT
2018  Blades Will Sprout", Northern Daughters, Vergennes, VT
2017  "Lay of the Land", Next Stage, Putney, VT
2017  "Big Stitches, Rough Cuts: A Show of Women Artists", Brattleboro, VT


Public Collections:
State of Vermont, Montpelier, VT
Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, Lebanon, NH
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT


Selected Press:
April 2019  "Julia Jensen: Capturing Northern Light in All its Variations", Artscope Magazine
2018  "Artist to Watch", Vermont Arts Guide, Issue 1
2018  "Outdoor Palette-Julia Jensen" Northern Woodlands Magazine, Fall Issue
2015  "Scenes Remembered at West Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont, Artscope Magazine