Julie T. Chapman

Julie T. Chapman

Each work of art that Julie creates represents a moment she experienced in the field with her beloved wildlife and western subject matter. She spend weeks every year in observing, sketching, and photographing wildlife, horses, and rodeos throughout the Rockies. This material becomes the basis for her art; each piece may take up to a week or more of design work, playing with compositions, trying many variations in both physical and digital sketches.

She’s not interested in rehashing the same image and the same composition repeatedly in the service of sales; she wants each work of art to be unique to the moment, to her vision, and to the collector in whose home it will live. When you purchase that work of art, the meaning becomes yours; you experience your own feelings and stories about the image. She starts the piece; you complete it.

Julie uses only museum-quality archival materials. She uses professional-grade artists' oil and acrylic paints, archival supports like triple-primed 100% cotton canvas and acid-free papers, and custom-ordered professional scratchboards. Paintings are finished with multiple coats of protective varnish; scratchboards receive at least 5 coats of a matte final fixative that deepens the black and makes the surface tougher.


Select National & International Exhibitions

2018-19 Buffalo Bill Art Show -- Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY

2017-19 Small Works Great Wonders -- National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK 

2017-19 Greeley Stampede Art Show - Greeley, CO 

2014-19 America’s Horse in Art - Amarillo, TX 

2015 The Horse in Contemporary Art - Dorset, England 

2015-19 Southeastern Wildlife Expo - Charleston, SC 

2012-13 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition - London, UK

2011-19 Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show - Cheyenne, WY 

2010-14 Calgary Stampede Western Art Show & Auction - Calgary, BC, Canada 

2004-15 Western Visions / Wild 100 – National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY 

2003, ’06, ’12 Birds in Art – Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI 


Select Awards

2016 Steel Dust Award (Best of show), America’s Horse in Art

2012 Runner-up, Director’s Award, Ex Arte Equinus International Competition 

2011 Best of Show (flatwork), Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Art Auction 

2011 Artistic Excellence, Southwest Art Magazine - Honorable Mention 

2010 Treasured Artist, State of Montana 

2008 Artist-in-Residence, National Museum of Wildlife Art 

2002 Grand Prize - Arts for the Parks, Jackson, WY


Select Publications

“Cutting Edge” - America’s Horse, Oct 2016 

“Exuberance & Experimentation in the Ninemile Valley” - Big Sky Journal, Arts 2016 

“The Horse in Art” - Western Art & Architecture, Aug-Sept 2016 

“Drawing on Experience” - Southwest Art, April 2016 

“Art & Etc.” - Sporting Classics, Jan-Feb 2016 

“High Wide & Handsome” - Bugle Magazine, July-Aug 2015 

“Pigments of my Imagination” - Western Art Collector, Nov. 2014 

“Artists of the Horse” - Wildlife Art Journal, Autumn 2011 

“Up Close & Personal” - Southwest Art, April 2008 



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