Julia Pappas is a contemporary artist in Dallas, TX. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Michigan State University, and has experience teaching art to students of all ages. Color in her work is energetic and emotional. Fascinated with figure and face, the layers of color in her work are representative of the many depths and layers - both physical and emotional - of each portrait subject. In creating larger-than-life colorful paintings, it is her goal to provide the viewer with a portrait that is an exciting, visually pleasing piece full of energy, depth, and power... the very power to which Wassily Kandinsky speaks in his quote: 'Color is a power which directly influences the soul.'