Julie Cohn is primarily recognized as a colorist and is praised for her powerful and energetic expression of watercolors. She was born in Burlingame, California and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area all of her life. At ten years old, she discovered her passion for art. After sending Julie's two older siblings off to college, her mother, Barbara Cohn, took out her own dusty art materials and inspired Julie to paint.
Having extensive classical training in drawing and painting at U.C. Berkeley, where she received her Bachelor of Arts, and California College of the Arts, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Julie has painted subjects from observation for many years. In her current work, she chooses to cull from her memory bank of images to depict subliminal worlds that emerge abstractly, revealing her strong connection to nature and humanity. She paints in her spacious art studio in Berkeley, CA. An innovative art instructor, in her studio for 30 years and at the College of Marin for 19 years, she enjoys helping others to find and develop their own creativity.
The paintings of Julie Cohn have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibits in the United States, including the Akron Museum, Ohio: the Redding Museum Redding, California; the
private collections, the Alemeda County Art Commission public collection, and is published in American Art Collector.
Photo: Lea Delson www.delsonphoto.com
Julie's artwork and writing entitled, “Athletes of the Spirit: An Exploration of Disability Through Art and Writing” and a more recent body of artwork, “The Color of Black and White: Portraits and Figures”, have been featured in local and national publications, some of which can be viewed by clicking on the drop down menu on the navigation bar or clicking the articles button to the right.
Elizabeth S. Fine Museum, San Francisco, California; and Alta Bates Medical Center, Berkeley, California. Her artwork is included in many