Meet the Artist


I didn't even know I was an artist...

It's weird, cause as kids, we are always told how creative we are but we don't put a whole lot of weight on compliments from friends and family. I do not think most artist had intended to be artist on career day. I got my degree in history and had planned on being the next Indiana Jones. History and literature were the only subjects I truly liked in school, mostly, because I love stories. I would often day dream and have an imaginary filing system in my head of which story I would continue to add to that day. I had heroes and villains for every issue in my life. Although, the majority of my stories were fantasy or scifi, they all very much mirrored my life one way or another. Perhaps the hero was confident where I wasn't or stronger than I could be or maybe the villain was evil where at times I wish I  could fight without my moral compass. I have spent my whole life with these stories.  

Well, I didn't become Indiana Jones. Instead I fell in-love right out of high school, finished college with my history degree and  made a home with marriage and  a family.Still got to travel the world and write up stories but for kids instead of for museums or text books. I wouldn't trade it for the world though, my kids have blessed my life in a way no career ever could. 


Fast forward to 2005

I wanted to announce our new baby to his siblings in a special, magical way. So I wrote a fairytale that had each of them involved with saving the day and the kingdom of course. My daughter, Belle, wanted pictures to go along with the story. She wanted to be a fairy," How do I do this?!", I thought.  "Ok, I got this, I will scan her photo and butterfly stickers for wings, then I will cut and paste it together! " Well, in 2005 that was my very first fairy photomanipulation. I mean if you can even call it that. I had made one so I had to then make about 50 more for the very long fairytale. It was one of the best moments of being a parent I have ever had. doing this project with my kids.

My kids and  I took on this project of creating a whole world. Friends and family got involved as supporting characters, there were maps and cliff hangers and ideas for books 2 & 3.

I couldn't keep up with using stickers, so then I started watching youtube on how to use Photoshop. Well, that was a game changer.

Not sure how or when it happened, but somewhere in 2007, I kind of became a hit in the fantasy art world. I was on covers of magazines, the newspaper and even on some book covers. I was getting commissions and models were hiring me to make their portfolio's stand out. I went back to school and got my degree in studio photography, somehow also started teaching graphic design, keep in mind, I was self taught so this was all mind blowing to me. I won not only photographer of the year for a popular agency networking platform and then artist of the year for Beyond Fantasy Magazine. I was humbled to be honored in this way. I hadn't thought that a "YouTube" graphic designer could get that kind of attention. I met amazing people along the way and go to be part of so many very cool projects.
Today, things are a little different with apps doing everything for everyone. I'm sure there's an app out there that turns you into a fairy. I don't think you can get the same "life" out of an app created image, but I'm sure within a couple years we won't be able to tell the difference between human or ai made art. I still take commissions for personalized fairytale books or custom art, but my "day job" is mostly logos and websites. Please feel free to contact me if you are in need of an artist. I'm still here, creating art daily. Follow me on Facebook or Instagram below to keep up with my daily art. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story. I hope my art can bring a little magic into your world.
Forever your fairy artist,
Juliette 🦋

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