About me

How I ended a corporate career listening to my inner artistic voice.

I was always an artist

 

For as long as I can remember, I knew I was not meant to live the 9-5 regular lifestyle. I was always aiming at pursuing an artistic path, it started at 4 years old when I fell in love with dance and practiced tirelessly until I became a teacher at 16. For some reason at 19, I still decided to pursue studies at uni, which led me to build a totally regular and basic career in administrative management. It was interesting and I learned a lot in this part of my life, but it was not matching my personality and made me feel somewhat incomplete. I always felt I was not fitting in this standard lifestyle. 

Purpose

At some point, I felt the urge to express myself artistically again. In 2012, at 26, I started the project “Sur les toiles de Julie” (On Julie’s canvas), where I experimented mixing movement and expressionism painting. It led to a couple abstract art exhibitions in Geneva and an appearance in London. 

 After this chapter I wanted to explore further media and figurative work. I instantly fell in love with watercolor painting and floral decor. I learned a lot about illustration and I quickly understood that, as opposed to fine art, a commercial yet artistic approach was giving much more professional opportunities to diversify activities and make it a living.

So here I am, creating a new life, filled with art and freedom! I invite you to follow this journey along.

 

Copyrighted Image - Julie Thomas