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Julie Belcher is an Appalachian artist, dedicated handmade advocate, and appreciator of that which can be made new and useful once more. She studied architecture and graphic design before helping to launch the hand-set letterpress revival and her company Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress, over 2 decades ago, while scavenging to purchase and restore vintage printing presses long forgotten throughout the South.
She hand pulls her letterpress pieces from antique typography and carved imagery. She embellishes the paper monoprints with drawing, thread and melted beeswax encaustic and incorporates them into her mixed media paintings in Knoxville, TN and New Orleans, LA. Recent showings; Gallery Two (now Myth Gallery) in the French Quarter, Muriel S. Mayfield Gallery in Athens, TN and Anchor & Arrow Dry Goods, Bywater New Orleans, along with long time printmaking pal Sean Starwars.
Commissions include the nationally noted illustration of American novelist Cormac McCarthy on the cover of the New York Times Review of Books and a series of large-scale monoprints for Whole Foods Cafe that incorporate a signature art that begins with letterpress hand printed paper pieces stitched together and then layered with bits and pieces of her Appalachian Mountain heritage.