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My story .......

Julie Ann Karlsson

Color feeds my soul. . . . I love playing around with paint to see what comes to life and capture a mood or an impression, or some inspiration from Gods amazing creation. 

I moved to Sweden after growing up in Seattle, Washington, USA, and met the love of my life! As our daughters grew up I enjoyed the creative side of mothering and teaching. . . which grew into more and more art exhibitions, teaching painting classes, watercolor blogs, painting trips with my students around Sweden, Denmark, France and the States, and connections with artists and art lovers around the world.  Three years in South Africa gave me an appreciation for seeing and learning more . . . . discovering new techniques and a curiosity for "painting outside the lines". Westersart and DANIEL SMITHs Watercolors changed forever the way I experience painting! And Folkuniversitetet in Jönköping, Sweden has given me a forum for sharing this love of creating with others.

It is such a joy to be able to share my love of painting with others and hopefully spread some encouragement along the way too!

/ Julie