Fascinated by big skies and wide-open spaces, Julie Oriet explores the endless American western spirit and beauty of the colorful landscapes in her work. Her paintings of wildlife are outstanding studies of the gentleness of the animals – portraying soulful eyes and strength in character living on the plains brings to us all.
Julie considers herself lucky to have been born and raised in rural Montana - enjoying the best it has to offer. She was surrounded by beautiful scenery, big blue skies and an endless variety of animals. Her enthusiasm for the West, as well as travels to other parts of the world, continue to create new adventures that inspire ideas for future paintings.
Julie Oriet has participated in numerous national shows including Cowgirl Up!, Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ; Heart of West Art Exhibition and Sale at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX; Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, WY; Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale in Denver,CO; C.M. Russell Auction and Exhibitors Show in Great Falls, MT; Western Masters, Great Falls, MT and shows at the Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum in Big Horn, WY.
Her work is also included in private and corporate collections around the world and in the permanent collection of the Buffalo Bill Museum. Julie has had feature articles in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Art and Architecture, and Western Art Collector.