Julia Michry was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Her love for art and design started early and by the fourth grade she was enrolled in an art school for gifted students. After graduating from high school, Julia studied at the Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy, one of the country’s best art colleges. Continuing her studies when she came to America, Julia earned her BA in Graphic Design in just three years from New York’s School of Visual Arts. She worked as graphic designer in publications like Fortune, Saveur, Garden Design, Fitness, People, Rolling stone and many more, winning  over 25 awards and receiving numerous mentions in leading graphic design competitions. 

As a graphic designer Julia never gave up her true love of  traditional art. Making the necessary time to hone in on her skills and desire to focus on Painting. Her medium is watercolor, and while her work reflects a deep love of nature, it is also rooted in Julia’s Russian background. Julia’s use of colors and patterns is reflective of her heritage and adds another element to her paintings.

Please see some of her work at www.behance.net/michry.

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