“I’ve always been painting and drawing as long as I can remember,” Julie Fakler states. After spending a summer on a hobby farm, Julie fostered an interest in the animals’ distinctive physical characteristics and personalities. “The anti-social cat, the over affectionate dog, the protective donkey, they all give me inspiration to paint.” Most of Julie’s latest paintings are of her cats, who were all strays before she adopted them.
I paint domestic animals and I was trying to think of a way to help out local domestic animals. That’s when I came up with the idea to paint portraits of the animals at the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. The Prairie’s Edge Humane Society Portraits are paintings of the adoptable animals from the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. The images of the animals represent their energy, personality and physical attributes. There is a wide variety of wonderful animals in need of your help right now at the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. Please adopt from & support your local humane society. This exhibit and body of work are made possible by a grant provided by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council & McKnight Foundation.
See Julie Fakler’s new work on display in two exhibitions:
Prairie’s Edge Humane Society Portraits
March 2 to April 17, 2012
Paradise Center for the Arts
Carlander Family Gallery
321 Central Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021
New Work by Julie Fakler, Philip Taylor, and John Wells
Northfield Arts Guild
304 Division Street
Northfield, MN 55057