BOLD is the best word used to describe the artwork of Julia Michelle Dawson. Strong brush strokes and painterly exuberance flow throughout her work, energizing the viewer. Bold, vibrant energy permeates her series “Hearts on Fire.”
Before moving to Santa Barbara County, Julia studied finance at USC and then took up the lighter side of life by studying fine art at UCLA with Manny Cosentino and Suzanne Bothwell. Locally she studied with Michael Drury and Robert Burridge, who both inspired her to “Be Bold” with her painting.
This vitality that is reflected in her artwork is intrinsic in her life’s pursuits, an experienced heli-skier, polo player, pilot, and scuba diver. This experience, along with her degree in investment finance, is the core of her writing work.
Exuberance for life is also found in her literary achievements. She is the author of GENEVA – A Novel of International Intrigue, which can be found in print, digital, and audio versions. For three years Dawson wrote a column for the Sports Section of the Santa Barbara News Press called the “The Polo Set.”