These words and phrases are often heard describing Julie Borden. A master of color and creating astounding combinations Borden earned her BFA from the renowned Rochester Institute of Technology. To date, Julie has completed more than 700 commissioned works of art. This artist is truly a testament to the statement, “Art has no boundaries”. Borden’s work for the last 15 years has focused on hand painted musical instruments, colorful music themes and is known for her signature curvy piano keyboards and use of color. Borden is the most recognized artist in creating hand painted musical instruments as works of art for over a decade. Her expressive work on fine instruments showcases gorgeous colors and designs, with technical expertise.
In just the past few years she has created multiple pieces for LG TV’s Las Vegas CES Expo and film, Big Brothers Big Sisters, T. Boone Pickens and Trace Adkins, Farmers Insurance Nascar Corporate Division, Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, The People’s Orchestra of England, The U.S. Marine Squad VMFA-251 and Sleepy’s Mattress. She also specializes in creating custom pieces for individual clients throughout the world.
Most recently, Julie was commissioned to create a cello for The Piano Guys, to be used in their new music video featuring Disney’s, The Jungle Book, shot on location in Chichen Itza at the Mayan Temples in Mexico. Borden was also the 2016 Visual Artist for the 18th Seabreeze Jazz Festival, exhibiting her work and creating this year’s poster and T-shirt for the event, in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Her work has also been featured at Animation USA Gallery for “Popular Culture Artists of The 20th Century” with such Pop Art Icons such as Andy Warhol, Peter Max and Burton Morris. Borden has won accolades at shows such as Art Expo New York, Buyers Market of American Craft, and multiple local and national art shows. Julie was a coveted NICHE award finalist for her whimsical “Baby Grand Piano and Musicians Chairs” handcrafted and painted, dining room table set. Borden is a former art gallery owner for more than 15 years.
Julie’s artwork was also featured at the annual Night Of 100 Stars, Oscar Party Gala, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, California, and is also regularly featured for the Association of Young Musicians events in Hollywood.
Julie’s dynamic painted musical instruments, fine art paintings and designs continue to evolve with her use of color and style, enticing viewers to explore new and sophisticated compositions and techniques. Contemporary painting combined with amazing colors, instantly draw the viewer into the private world of the artist. New directions continue to keep Borden as an innovator of the unique. Commissioned works are one of Julie’s passions and a constant in her schedule.