Julia K Burzon is a self-taught artist whose generally representative artworks favor bright colors and circular forms. Her education as a wildlife biologist (B.S., M.S.) was undertaken with the ulterior motive of ensuring basic realism in her art and includes an undergraduate photography minor. Julia’s earliest professional work in art was in general and scientific illustration and photography in the 1990s, resulting in work included in Iowa State University Cooperative Extension publications as well as scholarly journals, a scientific society conference logo, and a commission by an international nonprofit organization.
After a long hiatus as a wildlife biologist and mother, Julia returned to art as a serious pursuit in 2018. In 2020’s COVID isolation, with the acquisition of an iPad Pro, she decided to learn how to paint digitally and spent a year creating daily apple-themed artworks as a structured way of doing so, which resulted in the creation of her art blog (Https:appleaday4u.blogspot.com).
After that year of focus on the digital, Julia shifted back to working primarily with traditional analog media, especially acrylic painting, doing work both in-studio and en plein air. Julia continues to use art to explore her own psychological and emotional landscape and is keenly interested in both the process and products of that pursuit.