Evoking the wonder of nature on paper
Julianne B. Ricksecker portrays realistic landscape imagery in pastel, monotype, intaglio printmaking (etching and collagraph), and watercolor painting. Art by Julianne has been exhibited arounnd the world. She is a member of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild and the Oceanside Museum of Art Artists Alliance.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ms Ricksecker lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Newport, Rhode Island, Rouen, France and Yokosuka, Japan before settling in San Diego. She has won numerous awards for her etchings and her pastels, including 2nd place award at the 8th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk Connecticut and The René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking Public Prize Award, Brussels, Belgium.
Ricksecker’s primary expression is landscape. Her meanderings to seek inspiration from the land have taken her to national parks such as Zion, Yosemite, and Glacier. She has depicted California scenes of Big Sur, Cuyamaca mountain , Torrey Pines and the Anza Borrego Desert State Parks. Her medium selection depends on the particular inspiration and her work ranges in size from miniature prints at 2” x 2” to full sheet watercolor at 22” x 30”. While she occasionally paints “en plein air”, she is more likely to bring home inspiration in the form of sketches and photographs taken on hikes and during road trips. At home in the studio, she uses these images to create her works of art.
Julianne supports the PAINT THE PARKS vision; 5% of the proceeds from artwork sold from this website 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.