Julie Sabit

With a strong background in figure drawing I find it exciting to depict the unposed gestures of people relating to each other and their surroundings. I especially prefer those engaged in outdoor, leisure-time activities such as plein-air paintouts, Scarab Club life drawing sessions, and various events such as concerts. I take photographs for resources to capture people in action and supplementary details for studio paintings. To enrich my visual experiences, I frequently travel to countries with different cultures, unique ruins or architectural features as in Belize and Sicily. Once home, I try to recapture the flavor of the people and places I’ve seen. In painting those scenes that have resonated with me, I hope to elicit a similar response in the viewer.

Utilizing degrees in sociology from Wayne State University, I worked over thirty years as a researcher and planner for the City of Detroit Planning Department. Part of this time I sketched in figure drawing workshops. After retiring in 1990, I returned to Wayne State University to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1993.

In addition to the DSWPS, I am a member of the Grosse Pointe Artists Association, the Scarab Club, and Anton Art Center, and I have exhibited in their sponsored art shows as well as in those of other art groups. My work has earned many forms of recognition, including the Scarab Club Gold Medal.

Giverny

Giverny

Tired Tourists, Sicily

Tired Tourists, Sicily

Living Room View

Living Room View

Markers Confab

Markers Confab

Open Up

Open Up

Old Barcelona Street

Old Barcelona Street

Eastern Market Rooftops

Eastern Market Rooftops

Lake Maggiore Family

Lake Maggiore Family

Atlanta Airport

Atlanta Airport

Bridal Party

Bridal Party