Julie Read

Julie Read


Read bioI love to paint animals in hopes that their personality shows through in the paintings. I like to imagine the animals I paint in funny situations that make the viewer smile. We all love our pets, but I get more of a kick out of painting pigs and chickens!

I recently turned serious when I began my African wildlife series of paintings. I guess the animals were so fierce and dangerous, that I had to paint them that way.

Drawing has been a part of my life since my childhood in Colorado. As an accomplished pen and ink artist, I have drawn over 200 local homes and landmarks.  For over 25 years, I have also worked as a graphic designer in the communications firm I own with my husband in Winchester, Virginia. In addition, I have taught graphic design at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV, presented design workshops at Lord Fairfax Community College, and taught beginning and intermedia watercolor classes at my Back Lot Studio.

I am a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society.

Readwatercolor3 Readwatercolor2 Readwatercolor1

Art and Commerce Combine

The Fire House Gallery is an economic development project created and managed by Berryville Main Street, featuring distinctive handmade arts and crafts from local and regional Virginia artists. The gallery is funded in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts

5-Star Ratings

Loading Quotes...

Come See Us

Tuesday 11 am – 4 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 4 pm
Thursday 11 am – 4 pm
Friday 11 am – 4 pm
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

23 East Main Street
Berryville,VA 22611
540 955-4001

Copyright © The Fire House Gallery & Shop