“An artist can feel pain, frustration, excitement, surprise all in the process of one piece. One piece of art can contain an entire lifetime of emotion.” - Juliet
Juliet Sarah Marx is an emerging fine artist in Southern California. Her work, primarily oil paint, blends color with her strong technical skill to express what she describes as “emotional vérité,” revealing truth and highlighting subjects and emotions through paint.
Born in Montana, Juliet’s early years were spent overseas, as the second-born child of educators in the international school system. Residing variously in Guatemala, Bolivia, and then Malaysia where she attended high school at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. She completed her Bachelors of Fine Art at the Design Institute of San Diego before going to work with a design firm specializing in commercial kitchens and bars. Her accounts included Dodgers Stadium and House of Blues.
“Traveling lays a foundation that I continue to draw upon.” Having traveled as much as Juliet has, the diversity in her experiences has translated flawlessly onto canvas. Juliet finds that color, meditation, and experimentation help in connecting with emotions. Her ultimate goal with each piece is to portray an honest translation of feeling and experience.
Juliet’s primary artistic influences include Séraphine for her dedication, obscurity, and brilliance, as well as and Salvador Dali for his comedic point of view and imagination. Also, the band Pink Floyd is her musical must, as she religiously listens to their music when painting. “It’s so easy for me to get lost in their music.”
Over the past years, Ms. Marx has directed her artistic energy to represent human experience both through portraits and abstractions. Her work is intense and honest in its expression. For Juliet, “Art connects me with people. You get to know people when you have conversations about ideas and feelings, and those emotional connections help form my art.”