Julie Anne Mann’s upbringing on Washington State’s forested and secluded Olympic Peninsula informed her knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the delicate beauty and harsh realities of nature. “When I was growing up, nature was a strong focal point in both my education and recreation. It continues to be a primary influence in my art and my life.”

Julie Anne is a graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts. Her work has been shown throughout the country and internationally, and has garnered a number of awards, including a grant from the New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs.