Julianne B. Ricksecker portrays realistic landscape imagery in pastel, monotype, intaglio printmaking (etching and collagraph), and watercolor painting. Art by Julianne has been exhibited in local, regional and international competition. She is a member of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, the Pastel Society of San Diego, Allied Artists Association of San Diego, ADOGI and the Del Mar Art Center Gallery.
"Inspired and delighted by the beauty of landscape, I try to express the awe and wonder I feel through a variety of media on paper. I am fascinated with the effects of light on the colors and textures of the landscape, and with the rhythms and patterns of the shapes therein. I wish to evoke in the viewer some of the pleasure, peace and joy I feel when experiencing and contemplating our natural world in the form of the landscape. "
Julianne's imagery comes from places she has visited, such as waterfalls in Yosemite, vistas of Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and desert scenes of Anza Borrego. Look for imagery from her recent trip to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.
Julianne supports the PAINT THE PARKS vision; 10% of the proceeds from artwork sold from this website will be donated to non-profit Park Associations, Foundations, or to park related programs associated with the park from which the inspiration was drawn to help protect and preserve these important places for future generations. Visit Julianne's PAINT THE PARKS page for more information.
Awards include 2nd Place at the 8th International Miniprint Biennial at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 3rd Place at "Made in San Diego", juried membership exhibit of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, Honorable Mention in Pastel at the San Diego County Fair, the Pastel Society of San Diego Award and the Arts, Literture and Humanities UCSD Award, also at the SD Country Fair, and Honorable Mention for "Cascade Creek Falls" at Front Porch Gallery.
Julianne B. Ricksecker received the Public Prize Award at the René Carcan International Prize in Printmaking exhibition in Brussels.