Julie was born and raised in Waterville, Maine as part of a French Canadian family. There she spent her early years along with her brother and three sisters experiencing this Northern New England community. For 30 years she lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, while spending her summers at her home along the coast of Maine – where she has now retired from her music and nursing careers and devotes full time to painting. Julie began her artistic career as a musician and singer. She performed for many years with an a cappella group called The “Moonbeams”, performing in locations throughout New England . As a part of her musical career, Julie wrote and arranged “jingles” and was the recipient of a national award for her arrangement of the “Daily Dough” commercial for the Maine MegaBucks. In 2000, Julie began spending her summers in Belfast. There she shared a studio with her sister, a professional artist. Julie began painting the landscapes, barns and wildlife that experienced daily along Mid Coast Maine. Since that time she has had successful shows in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida.