About the Artist

julia ann starke



I’m Julia Ann (pronounced Jul-yan). It’s a double name with a Southern dialect so it’s kinda like one name. I’m a professionally trained portrait artist and pet lover, originally from Montgomery, Alabama.

With over fifteen years of experience, I received schooling at Rhode Island School of Design, Auburn University (where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts), and trained one-on-one with instructors from New York Academy of Art.

In 2017, I moved to Oakland, California where I currently live and work out of a 500-square-foot backyard cottage with my dog, Hank. I sell portraits all over the country and would love to work with you, wherever you are!

Check out my blog for more about me, my business and my quirky Grateful Dead-inspired logo.