Fragments of Light

Monthly Archives: January 2018

Spiritual Abstractions

In her Artist’s Statement, Julie Quinn describes her work as personal expressions of her spiritual journey, “. . . visual prayers . . . poetic expressions of unseen places, where the divine meets human, heaven meets earth, spirit meets spirit, and the invisible is made visible . . . a yearning for heavenly language, a grasping for the divine . . .”

Julie Quinn, Contemplation

Let your heart and spirit go where perhaps you’ve not gone before . . . where the unseen is calling, the invisible is made known . . . — Julie Quinn

Julie Quinn, Unfathomable Grace

Julie Quinn, Resurrection

Some of the artist’s blogs explore very personal struggles with pain and loss; I wonder if the paintings in progress at such times look or feel different from periods of rest or grace? And, if so, how?


Artist’s Bio

The daughter of an American Air Force serviceman, Quinn was born and raised in Japan. She currently lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She works in layers of ink, oil, and acrylic on clayboard.

Her work is represented by Douglas Flanders and Associates and the J. Petter  Galleries. Her blog can be found on her website at