About: Julie Sanderson



Artist Statement

Painting is good for the soul and I hope my works depict my love of the craft.  I am especially interested in light and how it creates wonderful shapes and colors which sometimes last only a few moments. I grew up in Clear Lake City (near Houston) and I am very influenced by the climate, culture and the eclectic mix of people in the Houston area.  I strive to keep the works in oil loose and capture moments in time, whether I am doing a portrait, landscape or still life.



Artist Bio

Julie Sanderson is an artist living in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Texas Tech University with  BBA in Marketing and a Minor in Art. She has worked at many large agencies in Texas.  After leaving advertising, Julie became an Interior Decorator.  However the draw to become an artist has always been there, and she is now able to pursue a career in art.  Julie works primarily in oils with a loose realistic vision. 

She recently won an Award of Distinction at the juried 2019 Plein Air Southwest Competition. Out of over 200 paintings, her’s was one as 19 to receive recognition. She has also won numerous awards in the Houston area shows including "Best Portrait in Show" and "Best Still Life in Show".


Gallery at the Mandalay Building
127 Simonton Street
Conroe, Texas  77302


  • Portrait Society of Texas Members Exhibit, Breckinridge Fine Arts - September 11- October 26, 2018


  • LPAPA-Laguna Plein Air Painters Association

  • PSA-Portrait Society of America

  • NOAPS-National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

  • OPA-Oil Painters of America

  • OPS-Outdoor Painters Society