Julie Headland is a New England based painter and printmaker. Her paintings range from her signature portraits to her distinctive narrative works. Born in 1958 in Newport, Rhode Island she did her undergraduate work at George Washington University where she studied pre-law. At the same time she was preparing for a life in the law she began to take art classes at what was then called the Corcoran College of Art. These classes in drawing, painting and printmaking became the beginning of her career as an artist and the end of her career in law. When printmaking Headland works with a Master Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut. When painting she works in her studio on the grounds of her antique farmhouse in Westport, Connecticut where she lives with her husband and four children.
These Narratives are conceptual hieroglyphics that combine cultural clues to explore an individual, a place, a concept or even a culture. Often, there is a suggestion that a work has continuity with the past, present and future. These epigrams are intentionally influenced by art history. They stand on a line with the art that came before and are a back and forth conversation with those artists and their works.