JULIE HUGHES SHABKIE
Abstracted realism would best describe my work. My objectives are to explore realism without being predictable and abstraction without becoming inaccessible. I enjoy experimenting with different textures: oils, acrylics and pastels for depth, and clay for its tactile qualities. For inspiration, I travel and explore new areas, and meet people with various thoughts, ideals and belief systems. All of this inspires me to create works that I hope will in some way add something positive to our collective life experience.
From downtown take N Church St to US-29N. Turn slight right onto N Pleasantburg Dr/SC -291. Continue straight onto Edwards Rd. Turn right onto Botany Rd, then left onto Normandy Rd. #32 is on the right.