In 2011, Julie departed from Ventura, CA on a sailboat.
“My boyfriend and I planned for over a year, studied, practiced, saved up, sold all of our things, and somehow mustered the guts to sail away.“
She was only 26, and had just quit both of her jobs in pursuit of something more.
“We spent several years stopping to surf and live in Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and French Polynesia.”
She crafted a small makeshift studio on board, and learned to paint with the constant movement of the ocean. Fast forward a decade, and Julie has now spent much of her adult life living full-time on a small sailboat at sea with her paintbrush at her side.