WESTERLY ARTISTS & FOUNDERS
Julie Jacobson &
GRETA DUTTON studied at Pepperdine and DePauw University and graduated with a BA in Studio Art. She worked as a graphic and web designer in the media production and communications industry before managing art and marketing for her family's four generation ribbon and bow company located in Indiana. With the sale of the business and move to Seattle in 2014, she is now realizing her dream of painting full time. Her art reflects environments and color that make her feel peaceful and happy: big open skies, water and vacation time. Greta lives in Magnolia with her husband and two daughters.
JULIE JACOBSON was trained as a graphic designer with a minor in fine art. She has been selling her paintings for over ten years in local galleries and boutique shops, working as a graphic designer for over 20, and teaching art classes to kids. This background definitely plays a role in her art. Her current paintings merge art and design; each painting is a study in composition, color, and story and dissects our everyday conversations into something tangible. Julie lives with her family in Magnolia. She also tries not to leave, which is another reason Westerly is just the right spot for her.
BETH GOODMAN studied at the College of Saint Catherine, graduating with a degree in Studio Art and a concentration in Graphic Design. She has been painting, drawing and creating various media for over 20 years. She currently defines her artistic approach as abstract expressionistic. Working in encaustics, acrylics, oils and pastels, Beth's work is a collaboration between exploration and intention, an immersion into color, texture and abstraction. Beth lives in Seattle with her husband and their two children.