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Juliet MullettWildlife Artist
Galloway Ohio 43119 United StateshomeHome Ohio United Stateshome Home Phone: 614-496-4559home
Juliet is a lifelong Ohioan. She has lived in Cuyahoga Falls, Tuscarawas County, and Toledo. Columbus has been her home for the last 25 years. She received her BA in secondary education from Walsh University and her MFA from the University of Toledo. She retired from teaching English and art in 2020 and gravitated towards the metro parks in Columbus. She is an environmentalist and wanted to support that cause, but bombing whale ships and throwing paint on fur coats is not her style. So she simply began drawing what she saw, literally right in front of her at the metro parks. Her first show was at the London Visual Arts Guild (Ohio). She then had two dual shows with Jim McCormac, nature writer and photographer for the Columbus Dispatch. The first show was at Scioto Audubon Center in Columbus and the second was at Innis Wood Metro Gardens. The shows are a combination of Juliet’s art, Jim’s photographs, and a PowerPoint presentation that provides background on their subjects.
Juliet currently does commission work for people wanting wildlife illustrations, either for their books or as art in their homes. Recently, Juliet has begun studying and illustrating human anatomy.
I use undiluted watercolor pencils on various types of paper to illustrate wildlife. I like detail, not to the extent of photorealism, but realistic enough to satisfy our curiosity about wildlife. Most of us only catch fleeting glimpses of these creatures, and art provides us the opportunity for close inspection without causing stress or disruption to wildlife.
At first, I only rendered Ohio wildlife because I desperately want to preserve the remaining pockets of biodiversity our state has. No other state has our unique habitat. I know that’s a bold statement, but think about it. We have giant lakes, huge rivers, prairies, forests, swamps, gorges, and all kinds of weather.
I’ve discovered from the people who attend my art shows that wildlife is a unifying aspect among humans. Almost everyone feels a sense of awe by these creatures who function through instinct. Not everyone wants to share their yard with wildlife, but most everyone embraces the idea of setting aside land for wildlife.
I like the idea of finding unifying aspects among humans, and recently I stumbled upon another subject that does this. I have been illustrating isolated aspects of human anatomy, like eyes, noses, mouths, feet, and hands. When people look at an illustration of my Lebanese mother’s hand, they recognize their grandmother’s hand, regardless of race.