Intaglios, collagraphs, monotypes printed on delicate Japanese papers, collaged over my own artist-
made papers are one aspect of my work; there are also mixed-media collages using colored pencils
over colored inks, and other materials.
Julie Unruh is interested in identity construction and particularly in the disconnect between personal and shared experience. She utilizes realism, but her paintings also explore the role of the viewer in the creation of coherent images.
I paint figurative works in oil or gouache on paper and board. I frequently incorporate collage into the work. I use color and pattern to evoke emotion and tell stories of daily life where the viewer is drawn into an intimate world.
I am a contemporary representational painter who focuses her work on the human experience with figurative images. The images are of New York City, exploring the interaction of people and their environments.
In the simplest terms, I am a mark-maker. This making of marks, lines, scratches, letters and strokes is central to my work and leads, only incidentally, to an area that is about light, tone and texture.