Julie Martin is an artist, jeweler and future art educator. Her strengths lie in using art as a means for healing and communication, and she finds that through art she is able to achieve a deeper understanding of herself and the world around her. As a teaching artist, she hopes to encourage other people to access this deeper understanding within themselves.
She currently works out of her studio in San Francisco, and she pulls a lot of inspiration from her background in fashion, as well as the laid back and organic environment she grew up in. The landscape in Redondo Beach inspires her to create soft and organic forms, similar to how the water moves through the ocean. This was always a place of peace and serenity for Julie, and continues to be a huge source of inspiration.
As she expands her knowledge in education as well as her art practice, she finds that the two naturally cross over and compliment each other. Julie strives to bring her organic and laid back roots into teaching, while also inspiring people to achieve and try things they never thought were possible. She believes that art is and will always be a vehicle for deeper understanding.