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Interview with Julie Mancia – Artist from Southern California, USA

Julie ManciaJulie Mancia is an artist based in Southern California. Her artwork is inspired by her favorite movies and her emotions at a particular moment in time. You can connect with Julie on Facebook to learn more about her and to purchase her art.

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ExtraImaginary: Julie, could you please give us a little background about yourself and your art?

Julie Mancia: I’m Julie Mancia. I’m 28 years old. I was born and raised in Southern California. I went to Occidental college and have a BA in Psychology. In addition, I received a minor in Studio art. My focus initially was on print making. After I graduated from Occidental, I got a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. With a full time job and full time school, I found it difficult to incorporate art into my life. It was about two years ago with the encouragement and support of my boyfriend that I began to pick up art once again…. This time I decided to explore the world of painting. I just love it! I paint with oil on canvas and every painting is done in one sitting. A unique thing about my painting style is that I paint while watching my favorite movies playing in the background. I am a huge Disney fan, which you may have noticed inspired most of my current artwork. I’ve done a series of about 15 canvases and it has been a wonderful experience. I’ve just had my first showing about a month ago. I am stepping out there and putting my art out for others to enjoy and see.

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Interview with Julia Rauda – Artist from Los Angeles, CA, USA

Julia Rauda - Artist in Los AngelesJulia Rauda is an artist living in Los Angeles. She describes her artwork as a way of sharing stories, emotions, thoughts, feelings, and memories. You can connect with Julia on Facebook as well as through her website to find out more about her and to purchase her art.

You can view Julia’s Art Portfolio or see her work after the interview below.

ExtraImaginary: Please give us a background of yourself and your journey as an artist.

Julia Rauda: I am a 28 year old woman living in the city of Los Angeles. My parents made me in El Salvador and I was born in LA. I come from a big family filled of love and opinions. I grew up around all kinds of energy and noise making it hard to hear myself. It took me some time to realize how much I love to paint. As a young girl I was easily intimidated and lazy, now I am ready to fall more in love with the experience of painting.

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Interview with Reginald Laurent – Artist in the USA


Reginald Laurent - Artist in the USAReginald Laurent is a self-taught artist based in Atlanta, GA, USA. His unique, signature style, award winning abstracts are large, eye-catching, colourful, and highly detailed works which reveal something different every time you look at them. He calls it his “artistic DNA”. He has journeyed through his art career fighting against developing a signature style, only to realise this gift and find his focus after winning a prize in a juried exhibition. His art speaks a universal language, radiates happiness, and appeals to people of all races, ages and ethnicities.


You can connect with Reggie on facebook or you can see his profile on yessy to find out more about him and to purchase his art.


View Reginald Laurent’s portfolio. You can also view his artwork after the interview below.


ExtraImaginary: We have Reginald Laurent here with us today. Reggie, please give us a little background about yourself and your art.

Reginald Laurent: I’m what you call a late blooming artist. I didn’t actually start painting until I was about 25 years old and I moved to Georgia from Chicago. And what caught me first about Georgia, was a beautiful beautiful fall. The colours on the trees and things like that. So when I first decided I wanted to paint, my first attempts were landscapes. And I did landscapes for probably the first two years or so and with some success. I mean, I was just doing it as a hobby and I enjoyed it. After about 2 years I found my abstract side and I started doing abstracts. And I haven’t looked back since. So for me, painting started out as something of a hobby and more or less blossomed into a career I hadn’t anticipated which makes me enjoy it even more.

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