Julie’s practice includes exhibitions, commissions, wallpaper design, corporate installations with Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, United Heritage Credit Union, and Kendra Scott, as well as print collaborations with national retailers such as Wexel Art, Four Hands Art Studio, Perigold and HomeGoods. She has participated in dozens of exhibitions from coast to coast and recently opened a dedicated gallery showroom in Canopy, an arts hub in Austin. She received her BFA from The University of Delaware in 2000 and spent a decade as an Advertising Art Director, followed by a break for motherhood before becoming a full-time artist in 2017. Julie passionately soaks up life and squeezes out color from her home studio in Austin where she lives with her husband and 2 sons.
How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?
"Would you believe it if I told you it was sleep? So often I come up with painting concepts or figure out creative problem-solving in my sleep. The other great thing about sleep is coming back into the studio the next morning with a fresh perspective on any works in progress."
Julie Pelaez Studios
What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?
"I aim to uplift spirits and interiors with my intensely colorful artworks."