Julie Chapman grew up as a horse-obsessed child, drawing equines out of unrequited love (although now she trains in dressage). Her imagery is a contemporary take on the wildlife, horses, and rodeo of the modern American Wild West, and features representational subject matter in an abstract setting.
Strongly lit, high-contrast images offer visual drama in colorful oils and intensive scratchboards. Each year, she immerses herself in the wilderness areas of North America, the dusty small-town rodeos of the Rockies, and the horse scene in England.
Her work is featured in galleries, museum shows, and collections throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. Recent press includes Southwest Art (April 2016), Big Sky Journal (Arts 2016), and Western Art & Architecture (Aug-Sept 2016).