Artist Julia Chandler Lawing synchronizes color and brushstroke to capture the essence of a moment and evoke emotion. Her oil paintings have been called “extravagantly beautiful, spiritual and inspiring.”
Born in Atlanta, Julia moved to St. Simons Island, Georgia, at age 12. The experience of growing up in the Golden Isles instilled a deep appreciation for nature, light, and the wetland landscape.
Julia’s pieces are included in private collections across the U.S. and several corporate collections in North Carolina. Her paintings have been reproduced and installed as public art in the form of billboards in Charlotte’s 2018 ArtPop Street Gallery, window clings at the Metropolitan Charlotte complex on King’s Drive, and on sheet metal at the 35 Union Street passageway in historic downtown Concord.
Julia lives just north of Charlotte in Concord, NC, with her husband Bruce, four daughters Chandler, Lydia, Emma and Claire, and black Labrador Lincoln, who are constantly forgiving her for late dinners and leaving traces of paint everywhere. Most days, you can find Julia in her studio at ClearWater Arts Center, unless she’s out chasing beauty and riding the next wave of inspiration.