- Gary T. Wilson, Editor-in-chief Eligible Magazine (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
“When viewing Julie’s work, it quickly becomes apparent that her art transcends her wonderful prowess to create beautiful paintings. There’s more. I discovered that there are levels. Levels of spiritual wisdom, storied truth; sometimes with conflict, but always with a peaceful and sublime hope. Julie’s art feels important and even more necessary today. When I purchased the two pieces from Julie, I did so with a desire to share the potency of her message with two of my young daughters. I wanted them to feel her authentic spiritual power, and possibly have that power quietly channel through her art to touch and encourage each daughter to find their inner “Goddess” and “Warrior”. When art can move one to a higher and more true self, then art is the greatest gift. Julie’s work feels like that gift.”
Kate Mapother (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
“Julie’s art reflects her indomitable spirit:
resilient, graceful, true.
I have several of her paintings in places of honor in my home. Each one brings its own life and energy to the room, and great joy to my heart.
Her work is a legacy.”
Shylan Preston (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
“After purchasing two of Julie’s prints to have displayed at work, I knew I needed to purchase another for my home as well.
The beautiful attention to detail, love, and symbolism that Julie conveys in each piece of her art is clearly representative of her passion for not only art, but advocacy. Her artwork tells stories, stories of Indigenous strength, courage, hope, and resiliency.”
Kostas Veliadis (Houston, Texas, USA)
“In any form of art there is this intangible factor that makes you fall in love with it. With Julie’s art this factor is right in front of your eyes: What she paints stems from the heart and from her very deep spirituality and heritage. That’s why it’s not just appealing to the eyes. It goes straight to the heart and you can relate to it.
I have bought the “mother of exiles” print twice (one for me and one as a gift for a friend). If I could, I would give this print as a gift to everyone that came to this country (U.S.A.) to make a new start and build their own dream.”
Nick Schenher (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
"Julie's art inspires the best in what we have been and what we are. Her use of meaningful colour and traditional imagery reminds me that we all have a role to play in reconciling the truth of the past and in maintaining hope for a better future. Her art demonstrates the resiliency of the connected spirit we all possess and how that connectedness can be used to work together in healing."
David Hambleton (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
“Julie’s work has always drawn me in but when I saw “Maskihkiwan - Medicines,” her Tristen Durocher piece, I knew it would also draw in others and move them as it moved me. That’s why I chose to display it in our school’s Indigenous Culture Room - so our students would have a beautiful reminder of the power of their voices.”