Julie considers herself lucky to have been born and raised in rural Montana- enjoying the best it has to offer. She was surrounded by beautiful scenery, big blue skies and an endless variety of animals. Her enthusiasm for the West, as well as travels to other parts of the world, continue to create new adventures that inspire ideas for future paintings.
Oriet has participated in numerous national shows including Small Works, Great Wonders, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK ; Cowgirl Up!, Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ ; Heart of West Art Exhibition and Sale at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX ; Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, WY ; Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale in Denver,CO ; C.M. Russell Auction and Exhibitors Show in Great Falls , MT ; Western Masters, Great Falls, MT, Art of the West,-High Desert Museum-Bend, OR and shows at The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, WY.
Her work is also included in private and corporate collections around the world and in the permanent collection of the Buffalo Bill -Center of the West Museum and The Brinton Museum. Julie has had feature articles in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Art and Architecture , Western Art Collector and Travel Africa Magazine.