About the Artist
In an era of contemporary, abstract art, Julie Harmon encourages viewers back to a more simplistic and pure interpretation of landscapes and historical architecture by capturing them in black ink pen to spotlight details that are typically lost to the naked eye. The omission of color is meant to highlight the textures in the scene. By combining the techniques of pointillism, stippling, and sketching, her unique style showcases a sense of whimsy hidden within plots and cityscapes. The development of her technique can be attributed to years of mentorship by Nashville-based artist Beth Affolter and Belmont University professors David Ribar and Jim Meaders. It is Julie’s intention for her works to transport viewers to a place of nostalgia and memories associated with a particular place and time.
About Pen Locale
Pen Locale is the creative partnership of Nashville-based sisters, Julie and Rachel Harmon. Both sisters graduated from Belmont University, Julie studying Art, and Rachel studying Business Entrepreneurship. It was not until Julie was commissioned to create pen-and-ink art, her favorite medium, for a local music festival that the two realized their skills and passions complemented perfectly to start the business. Julie loves creating art featuring places that are meaningful to people, and Rachel loves both running the business and participating in opportunities for collaboration in the community.
Pen Locale: Places You Love, Penned to Perfection.