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Acrylic, Oils, Watercolor, Mixed Media

Julie Olander

Julie Siler Olander holds a Masters Degree in Art and has received international recognition during her 30 years of painting and teaching in various mediums. She taught at the College Level in the Boston Area, and continues to teach here in Florida. Color and form are Julie's primary interests. She has studied oil painting with Charles Sovek, Sam Barber, Paul George, Robert Douglas Hunter, and Greg Biolchini; her watercolor studies were with Janet Rogers, Ron Ranson, Peter Spataro, Charles Reid, Frank Webb and others. Acrylic painting and abstract work with Vickie Marsango.

A past faculty member at Big Arts, Bonita Springs and Naples Art Associations, she is well respected for her art. Her work has been in exhibits around the world but primarily in Massachusetts and Florida.

Julie is an active member in many national and international artist groups.

In Florida, Ms. Olander's works can be found in several art leagues as a current member of the Alliance for the Arts, Big Arts, Art League of Bonita Springs, Naples Art Association. When she isn't entering art shows, she is a juror for art shows.

When this busy passionate artist isn't painting or teaching classes, she is making the world a more beautiful place with her philanthropic endeavors and promoting those in the arts. She even has a fund awarded each year to a young artist, called the Julie Siler Olander Foundation Scholarship.

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