Julie DeRice grew up in coastal Maine and now splits her time between Maine and the Gulf Coast’s Casey Key. Julie and her husband of over 40 years, have a grown daughter, Felicia, son-in-law Michael and two beautiful granddaughters, Madison and aspiring artist Avery.

“As a child I always loved sketching. Many years ago, I painted with water color, however as it often happens, life was busy with family and work and I did not paint for over 35 years. Finally, with the inspiration of both Maine and Casey Key’s unimaginable beauty I returned to painting a few years ago, this time with acrylics- now it is impossible for me to imagine not painting.” -Julie DeRice