A lifetime resident of Salem, Virginia, (USA) Julie Riffey found her love of art at the age of five. Her talent developed from childhood crayons and pencils to the soft pastel, oil and acrylic paintings she produces today.
She has an Associate Degree in Fine Art from Virginia Western College and in the past, has taught children’s art classes for 7 to 10 year olds. The enjoyment of seeing artistic talent evolve in children is unparalleled. The hope is that she instilled a love of art in those children for a lifetime.
Julie uses a variety of mediums: oil, acrylic, soft chalk pastel and pencil. She paints or draws landscapes, birds, animals, and portraits- all in the realistic style.
You can also follow Julie (and 'like') on her Facebook Art Page at:
Currently, her original art is showing in the following galleries/shops:
Brandon Oaks, Roanoke, VA
Park Oak Grove, Roanoke, VA
The Hermitage, Roanoke, VA