Julia Lawing

Artist bio

A lifelong artist and longtime North Carolinian, Julia Lawing synchronizes color, texture and brushstroke to capture the essence of a moment and evoke emotion. She began oil painting in 2014 and with that, she felt she had found her calling. Her paintings are most often impressionistic, gestural and life-giving, and have been called “extravagantly beautiful, spiritual and inspiring.” Julia’s work has been exhibited throughout North Carolina, is found in collections across the U.S., and is currently part of Charlotte’s cityscape through ArtPop Street Gallery ( and the Kings Drive window displays at Metropolitan in uptown Charlotte.





Artist Statement

I had always wanted to paint an angel, so I reflected on scriptures about them and looked at many photographs of angel sculptures, as well as angels depicted in art through the ages. My main inspiration for my angel was a carved wooden statue I saw once in a medieval museum. My subjects are Typically not overtly Christian in nature; I seek to infuse my art with subtle spiritual messages through titles or symbolism, and mainly by celebrating life and beauty.
My painting is done in a muted palette of oil paints, with gold accents, thickly painted in my impressionistic style.

How it fits into contest

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” — Ephesians 6:12

Matthew Henry’s commentary on Ephesians 6:10-20 states: “Is not our life a warfare?...Is not our religion much more a warfare? It is so; for we struggle with the opposition of the powers of darkness, and with many enemies who would keep us from God and heaven. We have enemies to fight against, a captain to fight for, a banner to fight under, and certain rules of war by which we are to govern ourselves....By the actings of faith, we must fetch in grace and help from heaven to enable us to do that which of ourselves we cannot do, in our Christian work and warfare.”

As a worldly soldier would do, after putting on our spiritual armor, we can call out for backup. As Lord of hosts, God is willing and able to send supernatural help. In the spiritual battle, our help is His heavenly army of angelic warriors. As we wrestle in prayer and cry out for help, we can expect this to make a difference in the earthy as well as the heavenly places, where the real battle is taking place: between principalities, powers and rulers—the devil and all the powers of darkness—and the Lord’s armies of Heaven.

How to Purchase this Artwork

Original oil painting on gallery-width canvas. $2400 plus tax and shipping; please contact to see if personal delivery can be arranged. Contact Julialawing@gmail 704-796-8253

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

I have a studio in Concord, NC, and many available works. I am also available for commissions. Please See my artwork archive profile for the most current works and prices.

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