Julie Latayan is a Florida based artist has been perfecting her skills creating sculpture for the past several years.
A self-taught artist, Julie began her career as a painter and muralist. Her love of art and wish to share her talents led her to teach high school art for five years, and later open her own gallery/studio.
While she was an accomplished painter, Julie sought to investigate other mediums became fascinated with sculpture and specifically, clay. Clay presented as a medium she could blend her painting skills and love of form and color to capture expression, form, texture, and color.
Julie's characters are made of ceramic paper clay, fired in a kiln, and finished with a unique technique utilizing acrylic paint.
Her inspiration comes from the rich diversity of creature peculiarities, actions, and emotions. Julie feels a heartbeat in every piece of clay and creatively works to bring it to life in a clever and unique way.
When Julie is not exhibiting at art fairs or filling gallery orders, she now teaches sculpting workshops for adults. She is an accomplished carpenter, handyman, wife, and mom.