our story

History

Mix Colors is a locally-owned arts and crafts studio owned by Julia Turner.

Julia Turner is an artist and designer. Northern Virginia has been her home for more than twenty years.  She holds a BA in Graphic Design and Photography from Central Michigan University, a MEd in Instructional Design from George Mason University, and a MA in Digital Photography and Mixed Media from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She is a perpetual student and continues to take art courses and learn new techniques.  After 17 years of teaching Communication Design at Northern Virginia Community College her love for art and teaching led her to open her own art studio.

Julia has been a practicing artist for over 25 years with a focus on photography and mixed media.  Her love of nature leads her to explore details, textures, and colors that are found in the elements of nature and are displayed in her work.  Her artwork has been displayed in shows throughout Virginia.   

Julia loves to create and does not limit herself to traditional fine arts. She is an avid crafter, always finding new materials and techniques to explore.  The mission she employs for Mix Colors Art Studio is to help everyone discover and express their own creativity, to offer a venue for socializing, and to provide a place to have fun.  Mix Colors will offer you an exciting and creative environment. Come create!

 

Artist/Owner

Julia Turner