Jactra Studios- Julie A.C. Wilson

Once a traveling artist, this former gypsy has found a home.  I would gather inspiration and pictures from the wonderful places in the USA and Canada I visited. The road provides plenty of inspiration. I took photos of our beautiful National Parks, vast scenery, animals, plants, trees, and rocks. Most of my work is inspired by nature, color, and texture. Working in fibers, using vibrant colors and rich diverse textures, I create weavings and feltings. Combining pictures and inspiration into colors and fibers makes the photos come alive. As if you have a piece of that actual place inside the fabric, that is now in your hands and in your life to see all the time. 
       I have degrees in Art Education, Crafts and Psychology from Longwood University. Jactra Studios started at Artworks Richmond in Virginia in 2008 and moved to Central Oregon in 2018. Jactra Studios at Artworks was known for bright fun artwork and my sandwich board wearing sidekick, a dachshund named Pebbles. Now you can find my work here and on Etsy with a new studio to come in 2022.  I live in Redmond, Oregon and I am a member of the Central Oregon Weavers Guild, The Sagebrusher's Society and teach at the Art Station. I play roller derby with Lava City Roller Derby.

       

I'm a pirate, Give me the rum.
I'm a pirate, Give me the rum.

At the Swamp tour in LA.

Some cool rocks and trees
Some cool rocks and trees

Yosemite, but say it in your head like I do. :)

Art in the Desert
Art in the Desert

Jactra at Cadillac Ranch.