The Artist behind Julie Brayton Fine Art

I am a native Rhode Islander and daughter of a fisherman.

Growing up on and near the water it feels as if I became one with the ocean. I felt such peace and tranquility whenever I was near it and the nature that grew around it. It was so natural for me at a young age to paint scenes of the water. As I have developed as an artist and a person I have learned to express these feelings on an even deeper level. The skills I have developed allow me to translate not only my personal experience but those of others. I characterize my work as expressive color relaying the atmospheric effects light has on color. I use brushstrokes that are bold with less attention on details but instead on expressive strokes to relay the feeling of the moment. Most recently I have taken this expression a step further to more abstracted realism.

Let me recreate these feeling for you or take my inspiration and make it your own.

The artwork I create fills the specific needs of my clients. My ability to be versatile enables me to create the vision you may have for your space.

I studied with artist Ernest Principato, an accomplished painter who studied at the art student league in NY, Boston art league, with renowned artists like Sanders, Kinstler and more as well as the Cape School of Art with Henry Henche. Not only did he impart his wisdom to me but introduced me to the Cape Cod School of Art where I took workshops with Lois Griffel, owner of the school at the time, who also studied with Henry. This training really shaped me as an artist.

From this I have developed my own style and interpretations.

My artwork is in many private residences throughout the U.S. and is in several public collections including Hasbro hospital. Some of that work is in the form of commissioned portraits, murals and favorite places to the owner. I am a member of the Wickford Art Association where I have participated in group shows.

It brings me great satisfaction when I see how pleased a client is with their new artwork that sometimes is a collaboration between them and me.