J. McClurg is a world-renowned contemporary pioneer in pop pet art.
An East Coaster by birth, most of her adult life was spent in Denver, CO where her Lulu Bella designs and chic pet portraits have colorfully infiltrated the hearts and homes of thousands, both in the States and internationally.
Through her commissions, she is able to capture the personality and individuality of any creature (including people) using a bright, modern realism that is uniquely Julia.
Her passion for animals is more than canvas deep as she is an adamant animal activist. She spreads her message of animal equality by her vegan lifestyle, through her Lulu Bellas, and using her Thee Sugars Facebook Page.
Julia currently resides in Costa Rica, where she continues to paint and give a voice to the voiceless. And drink the occasional oceanfront dirty martini" .
Lulu Bella, Julia's spunky Italian Greyhound, has been depicted in well over 600 paintings. Lulu Bella can be spotted in her worldly travels on canvas, lotions, shampoos, and stationary.
Julia is fascinated with the use of exuberant colors and is inspired by all the different personalities she has painted. Julia's approach lends itself to the whimsical, unique, contemporary, fun and eye catching.
'It's important to me that I catch the spirit of the subject I am painting. I enjoy being able to capture the essence and personality of each animal through their expression.