Julia Ambrose

Western Pop Art is my genre, and the paintings I create are inspired by Texas landscapes and the people that represent our great state…with a little flare. I like to mix fact and fiction, always painting something the way I want to without doing it precisely or staying in the lines.

I was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child and struggled in school until I was introduced to art. Art significantly helped me overcome my academic struggles. I received my B.F.A in Studio Arts from The University of Texas at Austin then received my Masters in Education from The University of Maryland with a focus in Art Education.

I taught reading and art in schools for over a decade, but always knew that I wanted to focus on helping children that struggle with dyslexia. I am now an academic language specialist, trained from the Rawson Saunders Institute in Austin, TX. It was once I started working with my dyslexic students that my passion for art was reestablished—I picked up a paint brush and haven’t put it down since.

I live in South Austin with my husband Ryan and our four young children: Mac, Owen, Nash and Bessie, plus our dog, Ignatius. And my paint brush