Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture
Sacramento, CA 95816
About Julie Didion
A former buyer and illustrator for a chain of high fashion shoe boutiques, painter and sculptor Julie Didion has become known for her women warrior sculptures, abstract undersea animals and birds, and outrageous fantasy shoes. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Sacramento, San Francisco, the Sonoma Valley, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. Nominated for Artist of the Year by the Arts and Business Council in 2012, Didion has drawn upon both her professional background and her travels in Europe, Mexico and South America to create over five hundred pieces of nature-inspired and folkloric and sculpture. Her work appears in private collections in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Helsinki.
Since discovering the pure joy of creating in clay, Didion works to inspire that creative energy in students of all ages. She teaches Thursday Night Women’s Sculpture workshops, entitled “Wine, Women, and Clay,” in her garden studio in McKinley Park. She also teaches young students at Caleb Greenwood Elementary and high school students at Country Day School. She has worked with sculpture projects in such diverse populations as homeless women through the Women’s' Wisdom Project; and both kids and elders in the Hmong community as part of a Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission residency to encourage art in inner-city migrant neighborhoods.
Ms. Didion earned a Bachelor of Arts from California State University Sacramento, studying with Gerald Walburg, Peter VandenBerge and Robert Brady.
Takes Commissions, Teaches Classes