I believe PleinAir painting is such a valuable practice for any artist.  You get a true feel for the subject- the warmth, coolness, light, shadows and movement.

This invitation to stay and paint in such a beautiful area was inspiring.

I enjoy getting out there, the fresh air and fresh paint. Chasing shadows cast by passing clouds. Trying to capture the ever changing movements and mood of the scene is how I learn.  You become more aware of the vastness and the subtleties.

Thank you isn’t enough for the graciousness of our hosts for inviting me to stay in their charming farmhouse and The Brinton for hosting the show of works.  It’s not just about housing and a show. It’s how it has helped me grow as an artist.” Julie Oriet

Julie considers herself lucky to have been born and raised in rural Montana- enjoying the best it has to offer.  She was surrounded by beautiful scenery, big blue skies and an endless variety of animals.  Her enthusiasm for the West, as well as her travels to other parts of the world, continue to create new adventures that inspire ideas for future paintings.

Oriet has participated in numerous national shows including Museum of Western Art Annual Fall Sale, Kerrville, TX, Small Works, Great Wonders, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK;  Cowgirl Up!, Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ;   Heart of West Art Exhibition and Sale at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX;  Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, WY;  Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale in Denver, CO;  C.M. Russell Auction and Exhibitors Show in Great Falls, MT; Western Masters, Great Falls, MT,  Art of the West,-High Desert Museum-Bend, OR and shows at The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, WY.

Her work is also included in private and corporate collections around the world and in the permanent collection of the Buffalo Bill -Center of the West Museum and The Brinton Museum.  Julie has had feature articles in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Art and Architecture, Western Art Collector, and Travel Africa Magazine.

Currently, Julie lives outside of Cody, WY.