A Portrait of the Artist: Julie Petro
by Kyle Kirves for Longmont Council of the Arts
It's easy for the mind's eye to conjure an image of a child, legs akimbo, head down, gazing intently at an open book. Maybe the level of exactitude in the details varies, some highly realistic, others as if seen through a slightly distorted piece of glass. Dreamlike and fluid, this single moment is worthy of capturing on canvas.
And if Julie Petro were to paint that mind's image, it might be called Self-portrait as a Young Girl.
Petro, an artist working in paint and residing in south Longmont, has gravitated to the impressionist school of art since she was ... [More]