Julie Bernal | Artist

Award-winning artist, Julie Bernal grew up in Bristol, Connecticut. As a teenager Bernal moved to Knoxville, TN where she studied fine art at Farragut High School. She received a degree in graphic arts from Pellissippi State Community College. Bernal has over eight years of experience in the graphic design field. She spends much of her free time focusing on fine art. Bernal resides in East Knoxville.

Bernal was the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the Arts & Culture Alliance’s juried 2009 Top 40 Exhibition for her watercolor painting, Canoes – Still Water. August 2009, Bernal was featured in skirt! Magazine and the Farragut Press. Her art has been exhibited at the McGhee Tyson Airport, Emporium Center, Tomato Head, Laurel Mountain Eatery, Urbhana, Cities Cupcake Boutique and Coffee and Chocolate.

Bernal finds inspiration from her past travels to Europe, South America, the Adirondacks of New York, Charleston and New York City. She enjoys culture, interior design, camping, nature, researching and raising medical awareness.

“I wake up every day ready to create. I use my art as a way to capture specific moments and feelings. It is the best way for me to keep a journal of my life.”