Julie Berg-Linville is a full time painter and ceramicist. She began her professional art career while living on an island in Southeast Alaska where she was immersed in the wild beauty of the northern forests and the sea. It was this influence that propelled her to recreate the poetry of the world around her. Her atmospheric paintings gravitate toward tonalism, with a restrained palette, expressive brushstrokes, and soft edges between shadow and light. Her aim is to create pieces that invite an inner calm. Julie’s work as a potter is also directly influenced by elements of nature in their purest form. Her wheel thrown stoneware is clean and modern yet has a down to earth authenticity. Julie lives in Duluth Minnesota with her husband and two children. She studied art at the College of Visual Art in St. Paul, MN and earned a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Montana.