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Meet Julia Ockert (Now you have a friend in Australia)

Let me introduce you to Julia Ockert- watercolor realism painter from Australia.

Australian artist Julia Ockert in her studio. behind her are shelves with art supplies, books and paintings

all photos provided by Julia Ockert

Who is Julia Ockert?

A year or so ago, Julia and I connected on Instagram. I love her work and she was receptive to my messages. It is always wonderful to find a kindred spirit. Since we connected she has been a valuable friend to bounce ideas around with.

Julia is based in Canberra, AUS. She has always been interested in painting but her passion really took off after working as a digital designer for several years. She realized what she really enjoyed was the more traditional medium of painting.

She no longer wanted to do digital design or be an employee. "The rise in social media was crucial for my transition between ”employee” and “artist”, as it allowed me to market and therefore sustain myself financially" said Julia.

She currently has 21k followers on Instagram. She has also had a lot of success marketing on Reddit and selling on platforms such as Society6.

Her success keeps her busy printing and packaging orders. "I generally spend two days a week printing and packaging online orders" Julia says, "Other days I’m working on commissions, creating for fun or learning ways to further market myself." Being a fulltime artist comes with many hats.