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Julie J. McGowan

Luminism, a subset of the Hudson River School genre, focuses on a transcendental relationship with the environment.  In addition to frequently incorporating mystical light, my paintings try to capture the majesty of Vermont’s lovely mountains, woodlands, and waterways.  

While I have only been painting landscapes since 2013, following my retirement from a forty year career in academic medicine, I received classical training in portraiture as an undergraduate and hold a master’s degree in Art History and Ph.D. cognate in art.  Since moving back to Vermont, I have been fortunate to study under several notable landscape artists (Andrew Orr, Erik Koeppel, Lauren Sansariq, Ken Salas, and William Davis) and have integrated their unique styles into my own work.


Since 2013, I have had work accepted into every juried show I have entered and have received fellowships and several awards from galleries and art associations in across the nation.  My paintings are in private collections in Boston, New York City, Washington, DC, Austin TX, among others. My work is currently on display at the Artisan’s Gallery in Waitsfield, the Milton Artists' Guild Art Center & Gallery in Milton, and periodically at the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville and at shows in D.C. and Florida.  

If you would like more information about my training and artistic philosophy, as well as a more complete representation of my work, please visit my website.

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