Watercolors by Julia Barger
An artist inspired by Alaska’s natural beauty
My love for painting nature and animals was cultivated by the beauty and magic of growing up in the Mat-Su Valley. Those years of playing outside in one of the most beautiful places on earth are now recreated through my paint brush.
There is such a profound peace that can be found in a snow-covered forest or in the presence of powerful mountains. I want people to feel the beauty of Alaska when they see my paintings.
Even though I have moved to the lower 48, Alaska is and always will be a part of me. Now living in Missouri, I don’t always have the means to be in a winter wonderland like forest. It took many years to get used to not seeing mountains all around, but by creating watercolors of Alaska we can enjoy the paintings and be visually transported to that quiet and serene place.