My name is Julia Lima, I live in São Paulo Brazil, and I didn’t exactly grow up in a home “surrounded by artists”. My contact with drawings, mainly, was only at school or through colleagues. Still, art has always been close to me in some way.
Maybe it was through music that it effectively entered my life as painting it was always something that attracted me. I used to play guitar, piano and also nowadays I play trombone. However, between high school and the need to get into college, the psychological pressure gave me little time to listen to my heart, so art stood aside for a while. But it was always there, present during my journey. My contact with museums, street works and exhibitions, which has always been strong since I was a little girl, hasn’t diminished with time, it seemed like some subliminal message hidden there that pulled me to the artistic world.
It was then, in January of last year (2019), that I bought my first watercolor case. Since then things haven’t been very ‘linear’, maybe I can sum it up in “give up and resist”. Several times I abandoned the brush and thought about giving up, because of frustrations, fears and many times I came back. Until one day, for a long time, I had to leave the case definitively in a corner to finish my studies and it felt as if I had left a part of me aside but my heart never let me forget how much I love painting! It was as if the colors I put on those papers were my way of translating the beautiful and simple things of the world I saw (and see). And when I start painting it’s like saying to myself “dream as big as a galaxy”.
After all this journey I don’t know if I can call it a “hobby”, it’s not just a hobby, until today it is a part of me.
See more art by Julia Lima – @art.julq