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Julia Stepro's Art Santa Barbara, California

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

Leonardo da Vinci

An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success.

Henri Matisse

The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.

Pablo Picasso

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

Vincent Van Gogh

Julia Stepro

Santa Barbara California

Julia Stepro Bio

Julia Stepro

Born and raised in Siberia, Russia I was always fascinated by art but had limited opportunity to get involved with it until after I moved to America. In America I was very blessed and thankful for the opportunities to study and practice art.

I started to take art classes in the community college, joined the Desert Art League and took numerous workshops. For over 12 years I took workshops with Howard Rees, Fran Nichols, Richard McKinley, Desmond O’Hagan, Lian Zhen, Roland Lee, and many others. Currently I am regularly studying with Fran Nichols,, an Impressionist artist from Los Angeles, CA.

I work in 3 Media: WATERCOLOR, OIL and PASTEL and enjoy each of them. I see the art as an expression of who I am. It is an evolving process which others can also enjoy. I believe everyone is an artist whether they use paint or something else, and creating is a big part of fulfillment, satisfaction and enjoyment in life.


  • Santa Barbara Art Association
  • Desert Artist’s League
  • Pastel Society of Southern California

Latest Show at Gllery 113

MARCH 5 – 29, 2019

1114 State Street, La Arcada Court, Suite 8
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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