Julie Higgins is internationally known for her vibrant, sensual, colorful compositions of voluptuous figures and fertile landscapes that have delighted art lovers for many years. Working primarily in soft pastel for its tactile quality and sometimes in acrylic, her travels from the ocean to the inland valleys and beyond are a constant source of inspiration.
Artist and art are both rooted in the Heartland. Born and raised in the Midwest, Higgins attended the University of Kansas where she earned her BFA in Painting and Sculpture. She has received many awards , exhibition honors and her work has appeared on numerous publications.
She was the featured artist for Art in the Gardens for the Mendocino Botanical Gardens in 2009 and Winesong Artist for the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation in 2011. In support of the Mendocino Coast SRA her work was also featured on the Annual Salmon Restoration Associations T-shirts for the Worlds Largest Salmon BBQ a couple of years. Higgins is the resident artist at the girl & the fig restaurants in Sonoma and Glen Ellen, California since 1998 and her work can be found locally at The Gallery Mendocino and a the Mendocino Art Center. She is a member of the Mendocino Eco Artists and the Mendocino Art Center.