Julie Schumer

Julie Schumer began painting at age 5 and continued through high school. She was an abstract expressionist early on, being chastised by her elementary school teachers for her drippy non-realist work.
In college her practical nature asserted itself and she became a lawyer instead of an artist. In the following years she collected art, wishing all the while she had painted what she collected.
Finally, in 2000, she reconnected with an old friend, artist James Koskinas. He sensed her long suppressed desire to create art and asked her why she wasn’t painting. Schumer answered she didn’t know. Koskinas brought her several pieces of wood, acrylic paint and a few brushes and said, “Paint.” Schumer hasn’t stopped painting since. She and Koskinas joined forces and moved to New Mexico from the Bay Area, California, in 2002. They paint companionably together in their Santa Fe studio, a modern day Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner.
Since reengaging with her art, Schumer has studied at the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California and with artists Robert Burridge, Mira White and Edward Gilliam. Her paintings immediately resonated with viewers. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and in Europe and is in many private collections.
Terms of Engagement, Julie Schumer, 54" x 46"

Terms of Engagement

54 x 46 – $5,800

I do, Julie Schumer, 54" x 44"

I Do

56 x 44 – $5,800

Untitled, 59 X 47, mixed media on canvas


59 x 47 – $6,000

Three Figure Study No.23, Julie Schumer, 30x22

Three Figure Study No. 23

30 x 22 – $3,700

Two Figure Study No.33, Julie Schumer, 30x22

Two Figure Study No. 33

30 x 22 (framed) – $3,700

Three Figure Study No. 39, Julie Schumer, 30x22

Three Figure Study No. 39

30 x 22 (framed) – $3,700

Go Where The Light Is, Julie Schumer, 54" x 44"

Go Where the Light Is

54 x 44 – $5,800

From where I sit, 56 X 44, acrylic and cold wax on panel

From Where I Sit

56 x 48 – $5,800

Mid Journey, Julie Schumer, 59x52

Mid Journey

59 x 52 – $7,000

Two Figure Study No. 25, Julie Schumer, 22x15

Two Figure Study No. 23

22 x 15 (framed) – $2,300

Three Figure Study No. 38, Julie Schumer, 30x22

Three Figure Study No. 38

30 x 22 (framed) – $3,700


3525 Mt Diablo Blvd.

Lafayette, CA 94549


Wed-Friday 1-5

Saturday 11-5


Studio 2 Millard Building
NW corner of Dolores and 6th


Wed – Mon: 11–6