Julie Crocker

Julie Crocker - Lonesome Dove

Julie Crocker is a rural Nebraska native. Her art is recognized nationwide. She has won numerous local and state awards including Ducks Unlimited 1988 Nebraska Artist of the Year, 8 Ducks Unlimited Sponsor prints; 1993 and 1995 Nebraska Habitat Stamps; 1990, 1994 and 1996 Nebraska Trout Stamps; 1993 Award of Excellence Fonner Grand Visions Art Show; 1995 Featured Artist at the IMAX Theatre in Hastings NE Yellowstone Show;  three paintings published in 2000 in the book  ‘Legends of the Crane’ ; John Mayer Award of Excellence 2006 and 2009 along with Merit and Honorable Mentions at  Art in the Park Grand Island NE; Best of Show in 1995, 2000, 2005, 2007 at Wings Over the Platte Art Exhibition and Competition Stuhr Museum Grand Island NE; 2010 Featured Artist at Wings Over the Platte Art Show and Competition Stuhr Museum Grand Island NE. 2019 Honored with Ducks Unlimited Platinum Teal Award in appreciation for donations given generously to Ducks Unlimited held at Mahoney State Park in Nebraska. Featured Artist Show 2022 with Patty Scarborough at Studio K Gallery in Grand Island Ne. Bassett Feed Store Featured Artist 2023. Accepted into the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art Farm Island Juried Competition 2023.

“I enjoy working in a variety of different mediums including oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor. I also do wood carvings, sculpture and papier mâché’. Wildlife is one of my favorite subjects. I have spent many hours hunting, observing, photographing and sketching my subjects and nature. I try to balance values, composition, color and subject along with creating a painting that looks realistic but at the same time is pleasing to the viewer.”

‘The natural beauty I find and see in nature along with the love I have of birds and animals is what inspires me to paint.’

Julie is very active and involved with nature and wildlife conservation programs donating her artwork each year to support such causes. Her art is on display at her Mossy Pond Art Studio in Chapman, NE and Mossy Pond on Facebook.

Julie Crocker - Afternoon Stroll       Julie Crocker - Silent Crossing