Julia Hayashi was raised in upstate New York, attended Mississippi State University and Graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. After 2 years working as a land planner in Houston, she transferred to southern California and continued to work for 6 years as a land planner. Julia began watercolor classes and discovered a passion for creating art centered on the things that represent what she holds most dearly; people, family, youth and relationships.
Painting portraits of people in an environment that portray little moments of life or connection with others, with places, or even pets are typical of Julia’s work. As of 2014 Julia began to dedicate herself to the pursuit of the work of a watercolorist. 2016 finds Julia growing her skills and style. Although she is admittedly still new to watercolor, Julia demonstrates a consistent style in her work that is being well received and applauded by her local audience.
Julia says that she uses her brush to help others live in a way that
celebrates their journey and their stories. A way that encourages quiet
smiles when remembering little moments of their life. Memories shared and recalled because they have been captured in watercolor and have become a piece of art they walk by every day in their home or office. Julia does commissioned portraits and her desire is to provide a smile and joy to people as they look at a personalized piece of art that captures a special moment of their life.