SKB Artist Rendezvous & Workshop, Dubois, WY
Headwaters Arts & Conference Center
Sep 18-23, 2022

Instructor – Oil/Acrylics


What I’ll be teaching? Welcome! My classes are very demonstration heavy, so you will learn a lot through step by step instructions. Our lessons will be focused on animal and landscape painting techniques for ALL levels with a focus on TEXTURE and SPECIAL EFFECTS. Structure and flow of lessons will be grouped into themes: trees & grasses, skies and water, rocks and cliffs, fur texture and animal features from equine & bovine to wildlife (such as wolves and elk.)

PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR DIGITAL REFERENCE PHOTOS that you may want  upload to your tablets  / laptops or to have printed out for in class demos.

These images will be available a few weeks prior to the Rendezvous

Wildlife artist Julie Jeppsen is known for her paintings combining realism and atmosphere of wild animals in landscape. Julie is a self-taught artist, whose subject matter is a wide range of animals.

In an article from Art of the West, Julie stated that she hikes into the wilderness to see her subjects on “their home-turf.” Julie says that animals are like children in that you get to know their character and instincts. Julie’s art talent came from her mother and her love for the outdoors from her father. “Being outdoors inspires me to paint.”

Julie grew from working with pastels to oil. She found that she liked the rich colors of oil. She sometimes carries a pocket watercolor set so that she can do a color study.

Encouraged by her mother, who is also an artist, and father, whose keen eye for anatomy helped develop some of the most sought after pure breeds in America, gave her a powerful combination for great works of art. Julie began drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil.