Julia Zanes

Mixed Media Paintings

Painter, Julia Zanes often uses rich, deeply researched source material, such as fairy tales, fables and other historic narratives, as inspiration. Her paintings are often prismed and complex, suffused with patterns from Indian crewel embroidery. The settings certainly have the feeling of the stage, or formal space in Persian Miniatures. Mythical beasts and oversized birds are rampant. So is a kind of mysterious, magical writing. Educated at The School of The Art Institute, Chicago, Julia Zanes’ work has been shown throughout the New England area, as well as in Canada, New Orleans, and Chicago.