Hello! I am a fearless dreamer and in 2014 hatched the idea for a business dedicated to spreading LOVE through art and creative projects of all types.
My name is Julie Bernier, I named the company Earth Angel Arts and I am a passionately creative dynamo on a mission to spread more love and joy in the world through my photography, paintings and writing. By sharing parts of my soul and heart with the world, I hope to make people feel held and understood, see the the natural world around them in a new and unique way and become inspired to jump in and create art of their own.
I learned to love texture, color, pattern and homespun treasures at the hip of my dear French Canadian grandmother who taught me as a little girl to garden, sew, cook, can, crochet, knit, quilt and most importantly to love and be generous. Creating beautiful, handmade things to fill my home and share with loved ones is part of the fabric of my very being, and creating original art for Earth Angel Arts makes my soul literally sing with joy. My education and experience in creative writing, experiential art and clinical counseling form the foundation and also the jumping off place for my work. The current focus of my work is in mixed media collage and acrylic painting with a bold color palette. The act of creating original art is first and foremost for my own joy and healing. Art has helped me evolve as a human being and process events in my life, both joyful and painful. Through art, I contemplate and meditate on love, loss, hope and recovery. And then I send my work out into the world to do the work it’s meant to do in the lives of others.
I live in a tiny house by the sea in South Portland, Maine and find inspiration all around me in the natural world. I hope you enjoy my work and that you’ll visit my studio/shop in the historic Knightville neighborhood of South Portland when you are in Maine.