2021 Community Artist in the Parks Julia Buckwalter
Julia Buckwalter grew up in the Southwest, traveling throughout Utah’s parks and monuments in awe of the region’s sweeping landscapes and majestic skies. As a child, she entered contests at Utah’s Springville Art Museum and learned that creating art was a vocation. After living on both coasts and studying the Visual Arts, she returned West, settling in the desert to establish her craft.
Julia paints with oil on canvas and panel, both en plein air and large-scale from photographs in the studio. She focuses on the dynamics of clouds in her skyscapes and the rich variations of color in her landscapes.