Julie Anna Freund was born and raised in upstate New York. Ever since Julie can remember she has been drawing and painting. She began riding horses at the age of 8 and entered her first show at 10. After losing her father at a young age Julie found sanctuary being around horses and the barn. She credits the equine and barn environment for her upbringing, from adolescence into adulthood.
Julie attended Bridgewater College in central Virginia before transferring to Savannah College of Art and Design. She rode on both school’s equestrian teams in addition to showing her privately owned horses throughout the east coast. Julie graduated with a B.F.A in Painting and double minored in Equestrian Studies and Art History.
Upon graduation Julie moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she taught both riding lessons and painting classes. Most recently Julie was an Administrative Assistant at Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital before becoming a full time mother in 2020.
Julie is still living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She balances her time between being a mother and creating art that honors the positive impact horses have had on her life. She hopes to share her love and appreciation for these animals through her artwork. When she isn't mothering or making art Julie rides her horse at Foremost Farm in Delafield."
Stay tunes for the dates and times that this artist will be demonstrating at the CCC