Julia L. Kay

Julia L. Kay is a painter, printmaker, photographer, muralist and digital artist who was born and raised in New York City. She has a BA in Photography from Wesleyan University and did graduate work at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She lives in San Francisco, where she’s had the opportunity to complete commissions and to exhibit locally and internationally.

Julia launched her Portrait Party in 2010 when a personal project to draw herself every day for three years was drawing to a close. By the time Portrait Revolution was published, Julia Kay's Portrait Party had grown to more than 1000 members from 50 countries who had made more than 50,000 portraits. The portraits in the book were curated from this pool of portraits. The group continues to thrive and welcomes new members.

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Portrait Revolution

Inspiration, Tips and Techniques for Creating Portraits from the Artists of Julia Kay's Portrait Party

Edited by Julia L. Kay

Showcases 450 portraits by 200 artists, in a wide variety of media from oil painting to iPad art, watercolour to ballpoint, linocut to mosaic