Julie Davis was born in Galveston, Texas, and was raised in towns across West Texas from El Paso to Abilene. She grew up drawing and creating, and earned degrees from Baylor University in education and law. After she and her husband started a family, Davis worked as a freelance writer and explored black and white photography, photographing the landscape and her daughters, and learning much about composition and light in the process. It wasn't until 2007 that she had the opportunity to satisfy her lifelong curiosity to study oil paintings. Davis quickly learned that it brought all of her interests and skills together - her adoration of the outdoors, drawing, photography, writing, even law - all of it had a place in painting. She sought out some of the preeminent landscape painters in the country with whom to study, and continues to challenge herself to refine her skills so that she might demonstrate her respect for our landscape elegantly on canvas. Davis lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Ben and their three daughters (when they are home from college).
A member of OPA, AIS, and AWA, Davis has been juried into OPA, AIS and AWA national shows, and she was featured in the Artists to Watch section of Southwest Art Magazine's September 2017 issue.