MacLeod Williams' expressive approach to portraiture is largely
influenced by the American impressionists and realists.
Julie has received acclaim and admiration from clients throughout
the United States for her enchanting portraits of children. Equally
adept at painting adults, Williams' sensitive portrayal of each
subject offers an intimate glimpse into the individual's personality
and likeness through knowledge of her subject, her understanding
of composition and control of the oil medium.
In 2010 she was commissioned by the State of Virginia's Commission
of the Arts to portray two former First Ladies of Virginia, Lynda
Johnson Robb and Edith Dalton.
Ms. Williams holds a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University, studied
at the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood NJ and apprenticed under
renowned portraitist Joseph Bowler in Hilton Head, SC. She is a
member of the Portrait Society of America.
Ms Williams is a native of Dunkirk, New York. In 2012 she moved
from Richmond, VA to Denver, Colorado to continue her work with
portrait commissions and portrait instruction.
"Producing a portrait is a joy. Capturing one's likeness and
essence on canvas must carry the likeness, a true sense of the subject
and in the end, achieve excellence for the client.