award winning art

Julianne B. Ricksecker’s realistic landscape imagery in pastel, monotype, intaglio printmaking (etching and collagraph), and watercolor painting has been exhibited and won awards in local, regional and international competition. She is a member of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, the Pastel Society of Southern California, and the Oceanside Museum of Art Artists Alliance.






image of soft pastel artwork swpicting clouds breaking up after a storm, with sun beaming though the clouds viewed from a beach looking over the sea.
Numinous, soft pastel


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Colorful sandstone cliffs with a uucca plant in the foreground and the sea in the background represented in graphic form in etching
Torrey Pines, Yucca Point, etching

Original Printmaking

A variety of printmaking processes including etching, collagraph, viscosity printing and relief are included in this collection of fine art by Julianne Ricksecker.

monotype image of rugged sandstone cliff in pink and beige tones with a dark sandy beach at it;s base
Torrey Pines State Beach, monotype


Unique, one-or-a-kind, “painterly prints” are all ways to describe monotype:  prints that have no repeatable matrix, yet are printed on paper by hand transfer or on the etching press.

Pastel drawing of dark brown hills with carpet of wildflowers in the foreground in striated patters of yellows and purples.
Brilliant Bloom, soft pastel

Pastel and drawing

Soft and oil pastels comprise the bulk of this collection, along with some color pencil, pen and ink or graphite works.


If you love watercolor,  enjoy browsing this gallery of watercolor images.

Torrey Pines Afternoon, watercolor
pastel painting portrait of a yellow cactus flower with beavertail pads and reddish purple buds in the background
Prickly Pear, soft pastel


This gallery displays artwork by topic rather than medium. Browse this gallery to view floral imagery in a variety of techniques.


This gallery displays artwork by topic – landscape – rather than medium. Travel with the artist to enjoy lovely views of nature rendered in watercolor, pastel, monotype or original printmakig techniques. 

Squall on the Desert, etching


paint the parks

Julianne supports the PAINT THE PARKS vision;  a portion of proceeds from artwork sold from this page will be donated to non-profit Park Associations, Foundations, or to park-related programs associated with the park from which the inspiration was drawn to help protect and preserve these important places for future generations. Visit Julianne’s PAINT THE PARKS page for more information and to browse images by their inspirational locations.

Angel’s Landing, Watercolor



Julianne enjoys creating miniature works that are  charming and engaging.  From a tiny 1/2″ x 1/2″ etching at the smallest to image sizes of 4″ x 6″, these gems are surprisingly affordable and make lovely gift items. Available framed or unframed.

Greeting Cards

Select imagery is available as blank greeting cards.  Browse the selection and add some to your cart for personal use or to give as gifts. People still enjoy receiving a thoughtful note by “snail mail” that they can save and enjoy.