Inspired by the The Arts & Crafts Movement (1880-1920) The Art Nouveau Movement (1890-1910) and the WPA national parks posters of the 1930s, Julie Leidel uses color, shape, and typography to evoke the feeling of yesteryear. Leidel strives to creatively translate the mountains, nature, architecture, the human form and beauty around her into artwork for the Craftsman home. The Arts & Crafts Movement is about putting your head and heart into your work and creating heirloom artwork with your hands. She is inspired by the beauty of organic shape mixed with geometric stability. Leidel loves telling a story with poem or written word as part of her artwork. She paint with gouache or acrylic, and typically uses illustration board, hard board, canvas, or stained glass panel as her surface. She calls Colorado home, which you can see in many of her paintings.