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Original Abstract Paintings by Julie Steiner: Outsider Artist with an emphasis on Figures and Faces

My Process:

I create my paintings by combining chaotic gestures with structured lines...A style that also imitates the way I live my life. I work on my paintings a little bit at a time...mostly because I am juggling many tasks that are not art related, but also because it gives me time to let the painting take shape and grow slowly, letting the personality unfold as I watch from afar. I let the painting make decisions for itself, and correct the ones that don't work. After a painting is complete, I stand back and reflect on the process of creation, and the steps it took to get things just so. Most of the time I am just flying by the seat of my pants, but when the day is done, all the chaos finds a peaceful resting place,…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 6
  • Joined August 16, 2009

Favorite materials

acrylic, ink, and anything laying around on my work table

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About

Original Abstract Paintings by Julie Steiner: Outsider Artist with an emphasis on Figures and Faces

My Process:

I create my paintings by combining chaotic gestures with structured lines...A style that also imitates the way I live my life. I work on my paintings a little bit at a time...mostly because I am juggling many tasks that are not art related, but also because it gives me time to let the painting take shape and grow slowly, letting the personality unfold as I watch from afar. I let the painting make decisions for itself, and correct the ones that don't work. After a painting is complete, I stand back and reflect on the process of creation, and the steps it took to get things just so. Most of the time I am just flying by the seat of my pants, but when the day is done, all the chaos finds a peaceful resting place, and I am pleased.

Outsider Artist Explained:

In a world of labels, I needed one to explain to the world wide web what kind of art I do. The term 'Outsider Art' , while being used loosly over the years, often now refers to any artist who is untrained or self-taught. It is visual creation at its purest - a spontaneous psychic flow from brain to surface.


Paintings collected in France, Spain, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Turkey, Mexico, Japan, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kindom, The Netherlands and The United Sates.

Owners of my art include: a museum curator, a public library, a chain of restaurants in Texas, several gallery owners, the president of The National Council for Interior Design Qualification, as well as a few other interior designers, the creator of Outsiderart.com, a slew of influential French collectors, and hundreds of folks that I have never met!


What others have said...

Julie Steiner, likewise, describes her art as an accident. "Until the first painting happened, I never considered myself a painter". The internet has been a medium allowing Steiner to anonymously exhibit her work, through which she has sold over 1000 paintings. From there, she has been discovered by galleries, collectors, museum curators and interior designers.

Izabella Scott, Reporter
The Telegraph, UK Newspaper
November, 2010
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...Steiner mostly paints her own particular type of person. She doesn't have a name for them. Call them the faces. Each face has a unique, but consistent, expression: Powerful, but in their eyes, you can see weakness-a lost person.
You can imagine that each figure, either arched over with skeletal wings or with hallow cheeks, sees something different. And each one conveys that same subdued turmoil. The faces look as if they are made up of tiny pebbles or large rocks. The figures are painted with black outlines, making layers and layers that eventually connect to form the image of a person.
Steiner views her art nonchalantly, but it's something that most people can connect with.

Clarissa Leon
Reporter, Reno News and Review
January 1, 2009
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You have a beautiful story, something we name in French "un beau chemin de vie" (literally: a beautiful life road"). It is surely the reason your works are so interesting, full of life, of introspection and, I think, of hope.

Salutations chaleureuses de Montréal!
Ianik Marcil, Collector
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...The painting is very powerful and, I think, shows you moving to a restrained elegance contained within a style of portrait that mazes me when I see it in person...it will be art I look through over and over...

John Yimin
OutsiderArt.Info
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...The painting is very strong. I think powerful, a raw painting without concession, who comes from your sensitive depth.

Dominique Darties
Canal Blog of French Outsider Art Collectors
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As for your artwork, I will admit that in the roughly 150 pieces that I have in my home, yours are the most commented on and adored by everyone who comes in to visit---no exaggeration!

I think your pieces show incredible talent, brilliant use of colour, tremendous imagination, and are just amazing. I am honoured to have them in my home. You have talent beyond compare and have already earned your place in my world as a wonderfully talented artist

All the best,
Joseph Ciechanowski III
Boca Raton, FL
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Poetry matters. Whether the poetry is words, music or acrylic.
There will never be enough great poetry in this world, so thank you for contributing.
I can now say with great pride, "I have a Julie Steiner."
My tail is still wagging.

Dave McNeill, Soke
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I came across your shop by happenstance, and I have been moved so much by your original paintings. I don't normally do this, but it's moved me so much that I cannot keep myself from telling you how beautiful your work is; I'm fixated. I just needed to share how appreciative I am that you've shared your work with the world--I can't wait until I am in position to be able to buy a (or many!) piece of your art.

All the best,
Bettina, Etsy shopper
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