Power of Hope


Pierce The Darkness With The Power Of Hope
This acrylic painting is my response to the quarantine of 2020 and COVID-19. There are plenty of dark shadows that could swallow us up whole, but if we keep the light of hope central to the path in front of us, it becomes part of our journey and helps us navigate the unknown.

I created this artwork style, which I call my “Tile-Inspired Series” because of my love for the ceramic art tiles from the early 1900s. Grueby, Rookwood, Teco (among others) were creating beautiful decorative narratives with their landscape tiles. Since my medium is paint, I wanted to stay true to my roots and try to create a new style of painting that evokes a similar feeling to the tiles of yesteryear.

Artwork and words (illuminated verse) by Julie Leidel 2020.

These giclée print reproductions come with an off-white mat and backer board.

  • 5×7 print (mat will fit an 8×10 frame)
  • 8×10 print (mat will fit an 11×14 frame)
  • 11×14 print (mat will fit a 16×20 frame)

Please note: there is a watermark over the image, the actual art work will not have the ‘JL’ logo over top. These prints are high quality reproductions of an original painting. 


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.

Additional information

Matted Size

5"x7", 8"x10"