I am a huge fan of this Instagram discovered talent.

The bold graphic pieces are just one genre in her diverse portfolio.

Enjoy getting to know

Gina Julian 

Nashville, Tennessee

   GinaJulian

What is your training? 

I studied commercial art in high school just before computers hit the scene, but for the most part I am a self-taught fine artist and graphic artist. I love the challenge of figuring things out on my own and I’ve always been a “trial by fire” kinda girl.

What inspires you and your designs?

I’ve always been inspired by color ever since I was a child. Wayne Thiebaud was one of my favorite artists and I could stare for hours at his colorful gum ball machines, cakes and pies.

tumblr_m9qs5kk0lD1rx6ao3o1_1280

I’m also heavily influenced by my graphic and web design background. My latests series of op art is reminiscent of “flat design” which hit the digital interface landscape around 2010. You’ll also see my graphic portrait series which is drawn entirely on the computer using a vector program.

What is your favorite piece?

If I had to rescue one piece from a burning fire it would probably be “Saturation Point”. I was highly inspired by the color combination when I painted it.

Saturation-Point-InSitu

How has the your area influenced your work?

I’ve lived in and around Nashville all my life, and I think the huge community of artists and galleries we have here has influenced me to simply keep doing what I’m doing. As for my work, I don’t think the culture has particularly influenced my style.

 

What is your favorite restaurant in Nashville?

If you’re a design lover like me, you just can’t beat Sinema for the atmosphere. It’s an old historic theater that was remodeled in the classic Art Deco/Old Hollywood style.

 Sinema-maindining1_54_990x660

What is your favorite cocktail?

Vodka martini…filthy 🙂

Ketel-One-Dirty-Martini

How do you balance personal life and work?

Since I paint in my home studio and I’m able to design remotely from my laptop, work tends to permeate most hours of my day. But I’m happiest when I’m creating, so it’s not the kind of work I would ever dread. When not working, I love to visit galleries and hang out with other design-minded friends. And for the past 10 years I’ve loved riding sport bikes and dirt bikes with my husband. I’m an adrenaline junkie so it’s a great way to blow off some steam.

Gina-Barber-Motorsports-Park 

Dream trip?

I’ve always wanted to visit Tokyo. I think the culture shock would be an amazing experience.

 tokyo

Dream commission?

I’d love to paint a commission for a space designed by Mary McDonald. Her bold graphic patterns combined with traditional elements is something I find very appealing.

mary-mcdonald 

Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

I always bring wine and it’s always a welcome gift! 

 MEI_2015_PinotNoir_CA

Who is your style icon?

Again, I’ll say Mary McDonald. She is timeless and always so put-together.

 2908662-16104632-thumbnail

Your favorite up and coming artist?

My favorite up and coming artist is Brian Tull. (@artistbriantull)

I am fascinated by photorealism and he does it like no other!

 brian-tull-xoxo

What is your most treasured possession?

Most definitely my wedding ring. My husband’s parents passed away when he was a young boy, and this ring was his mother’s. His parents were very much in love with each other, so the ring has good juju attached to it. It’s a constant reminder of the relationship I always want to have with my husband.

What are you reading?

I’m just now digging into The Field by Lynne McTaggart

Unknown

What are you listening to?

I’ve been listening to some old Duran Duran lately. (Rio & Big Thing)

What are your favorite blogs / publications?

Besides reading the English Room, I’m addicted to podcasts and blogs for artists. I’m currently loving the Savvy Painter and Jealous Curator.

Check out her amazing portfolio featuring my favorite the new OP ART SERIES and follow/shop on her website and Insta

First-Love-InSitu-IG_1024x1024

The-Mystic-InSitu3_1024x1024-1

Prep-School_1024x1024

Mellow_1024x1024

Charter-Member-InSitu-3_1024x1024

Cliffhanger_grande

The-Mystic-InSitu3_1024x1024

Modern daybed lounge couch in white room

Modern daybed lounge couch in white room

Trinket-Box_1024x1024

Gold-Coast_1024x1024

Dandy-Life_grande

Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways and discounts.

 Let’s get friendly on Facebook,  Twitter,  Pinterest,  Tumblr & Instagram.

 Please feel free to contact The English Room if you are interested in our interior design services.

One Response to Artist Spotlight Series: Gina Julian
  1. […] Gina Julian of Nashville  See my feature of her here.  […]


[top]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Anti-Spam Quiz: