Author Archives: Julie England

following your passion
Career Transition

Following Your Passion is the Key to Your Second Act

Following your passion in your work is what makes us happy. Business coach Steve Straus says “Moving toward something is healthier than moving away from it. But being pulled by something is healthier yet. Passion pulls. Discovering your passion is a nice approach (to what’s next after retirement from your… Read More
  • Julie England |
  • September 4, 2017
corporate board
Leadership Growth

Step 8 of 8 to Join a Board of Directors: Resources and Advice

Almost ten years after sitting on my first corporate board, I continue to be asked questions about my path. At my last board meeting dinner in July, the COO of the company leaned over and asked me “how did you get on this board?” My answer was to the heart of the… Read More
  • Julie England |
  • August 8, 2017

7 Reasons You Gain More Happiness from Experiences than Things

I’ve been on the path of art and oil painting for seven years. When people ask, “Why do I do it?” or “Why would you get another degree?” I reflect on several possible answers. However, Fast Company published “The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay for Experience, Not… Read More
  • Julie England |
  • July 2, 2017
Mary Vernon Feature
Featured Women

Mary Vernon, Artist and Art Educator

The 2017 Dallas Art Fair and one of its sponsors, Neiman Marcus, are honoring Mary Vernon as she celebrates 50 years of teaching at Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts. The downtown Dallas Neiman Marcus placed about 25 of Mary’s stunning paintings in its windows on March 23, 2017, that… Read More
  • Julie England |
  • March 27, 2017
Kaleta A. Doolin
Featured Women

Featured Women: Kaleta A. Doolin, Artist and Philanthropist

Kaleta A. Doolin is an artist of sculpture, book arts and video. She is also a philanthropist, working to create equal representation for women in the arts through museum acquisitions and public programs. “We need more solo shows for women. We must broaden the public dialogue. Most people don’t understand how… Read More
  • Julie England |
  • January 12, 2017
Most Beautiful Museums in the World
Social Scene

Most Beautiful Museums in the World – Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands is a great city with some of the most beautiful museums in the world. I had the good fortune to travel there on business and treated myself to a half day in art museums. The public transportation is convenient and inexpensive. I went directly from the front door of my hotel… Read More
  • Julie England |
  • October 25, 2016
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Social Scene

Watercolor Exhibition at Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Has a Texas Theme

Let’s add one more fun thing to do while visiting Santa Fe, NM. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum located at 217 Johnson Street in Santa Fe, NM currently has an exhibition titled Georgia O’Keeffe’s Far Wide Texas on view until October 30, 2016. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum brings together the watercolors created… Read More
  • Julie England |
  • October 8, 2016
Tate Modern
Social Scene

Art Exhibits: Tate Modern in London, U.K.

There are 13 reasons to visit the Tate Modern Museum of Art in London, U.K. before October 30, 2016. Her name is Georgia O’Keeffe. The biggest and best retrospective of her art in our lifetime is on display there now in thirteen large gallery rooms that span thousands of square… Read More
  • Julie England |
  • August 30, 2016
Crystal Bridges Museum Art Catalogue
Social Scene

Art Exhibits: Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas

In this series of art museum visits, we now turn our attention to Art in the Heartland. In 24-hours, we were able to fly to Bentonville, Arkansas to explore the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is "to celebrate the American… Read More
  • Julie England |
  • July 28, 2016
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Social Scene

Art Exhibits: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Visiting museums in your backyard is sometimes overlooked. Now is the time to go to the backyard. It’s even more valuable to me when a major retrospective art exhibit is in the backyard. Frank Stella is one of the most important living American artists. This month I traveled to Fort… Read More
  • Julie England |
  • June 29, 2016
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Social Scene

Art Exhibits: Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC

Traveling with friends to see an interesting destination is one of the best ways to travel. It’s energizing to take a journey with friends who share a common interest. It’s even more valuable to me if I can combine adventurous travel with a subject matter expert and learn something new… Read More
  • Julie England |
  • June 1, 2016
Increase Creativity
Personal Growth

Can Saying No Increase Creativity?

I first heard of Kevin Ashton in the radio frequency identification industry long ago when I had a career in the semiconductor industry. And now that I am pursuing a creative path as an oil painter, I read with much interest his recent article titled: Creative People Say No. As a… Read More
  • Julie England |
  • March 17, 2016

About Julie England

Julie England

What began as a transition out of Corporate America turned into Julie’s aspiration of becoming a painter. She studied art in Dallas, TX and Santa Fe, NM, two major hubs of art and culture in the Southwest. Julie's sense of line, color and texture is enriched by the years spent traveling to Santa Fe, NM. During that decade, hundreds of hours were spent exploring works of other painters combined with many years of community service in local art museums. She developed a strong sense and direction for her own path as a painter. Julie lives in Dallas, TX with her husband. She is involved as a current or former board member with the Dallas Museum of Art, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Advisory Board and Dallas Arboretum in Dallas, TX and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM. Visit her website.