Introducing Julia Hensley

13 Apr

As many of you know, my hubby George and I have been planning to move to the Pacific Northwest, pretty much since we started dating a little over a year ago.  But first we had to #1, get engaged, #2, sell his house in Tulsa, #3 plan a wedding, #4 get married and #5 sell my house in Jacksonville.  We have finally accomplished that last objective ( well, almost, our closing is May 18th ) and are planning the next stage of our life together.

I have an ongoing list of artists I’d like to feature on Artsy Forager, but sometimes fate steps in and pushes a certain artist ahead of the rest.  I happened to be checking out a design blog I follow and spotted a painting the blogger had purchased from Seattle artist, Julia Hensley.  I surfed on over to her website and was impressed by what I found.   I discovered via Facebook, that today is Julia’s birthday! 

So, in honor of Julia’s birthday, our upcoming move to the Northwest and just because her stuff is just genuinely awesome, I’m sharing her work with you.

Chinatown, oil on masonite, 13 1/2″ x 11″


65th and Roosevelt, gouache collage on bristol board, 9″ x 12″

Hot Day Bremerton, gouache on bristol board, 7 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ 

( this might be my favorite )


 Flat Iron, acrylic on bristol board, 8″ x 12″


Sunday Downtown, acrylic on paper, 19″ x 24″ 

Hope you enjoyed meeting Julia, be sure to wish her a happy birthday!

You can see more of Julia Hensley’s work here.

Or check out the blog that led me to her, From The Right Bank.

4 Responses to “Introducing Julia Hensley”

  1. Susan April 20, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    I love seeing the old and newer works together. Julia is an amazing artist!
    You’re going to love the art scene here in Seattle – always something new to see!

    • Lesley April 20, 2011 at 10:38 am #

      Thanks, Susan! I fell in love with Julia’s work and have found her to be a lovely person as well. I know a few NW artists already from my work with a gallery & consulting firm here in Jacksonville, but am enjoying “meeting” wonderful NW artists through cyberspace and looking forward to seeing all of this wonderful work in person! I do hope that my hubby’s job takes us to Seattle soon, it’s still up in the air exactly where we’ll be at the end of May– it’s a crazy kind of life!

      I took a peek at your blog and love your work! Would love to feature you on the blog!
      All the best,

  2. FROM THE RIGHT BANK April 20, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    She’s a talented artist and just a lovely person as well. I’m so glad I was able to make the introduction!

    • Lesley April 20, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

      Yes, she is! Thanks again– you have great taste in art! 🙂

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