Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Julianne Ricksecker lived in New Mexico and Rhode Island, Rouen, France and Yokosuka, Japan before settling in San Diego. She studied at the University of Pittsburgh, Universite de Rouen, the University of New Mexico, and the San Diego Acadamy of Fine Arts.
Inspired and delighted by the beauty of landscape, I try to express the awe and wonder I feel through a variety of media on paper. I am fascinated with the effects of light on the colors and textures of the landscape, and with the rhythms and patterns of the shapes I see. I hope to evoke in the viewer some of the pleasure, peace and joy I feel when I experience these natural wonders.
I portray realistic landscape imagery in pastel, monotype, intaglio printmaking (etching and collagraph), and watercolor. My imagery comes from actual places I have visited, such as waterfalls in Yosemite, vistas of Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, the Sierra Nevada mountains, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons. I also portray local scenes of the Cuyamaca Mountains, the La Jolla coastline, and desert scenes of Anza Borrego. Residing in San Diego County since 1975, I still thrill to see our local beaches, bays and canyons.
Julianne has exhibited in local, regional, national and international exhibitions. She has won numerous awards for her etchings and her pastels including 2nd place at the 8th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She is a member of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, the Pastel Society of San Diego, the Artists Alliance, and the Allied Artists Association of San Diego. Sign up for her personal newsletter to receive information about new work and upcoming exhibits.