Name: Julie Galante
Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/zurika
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/JulieGalanteArt
Tell us a little bit about what you make.
I’m a painter specializing in portraits and cityscapes in oil and acrylic. These days much of my work has to do with my adopted hometown of Munich: scenes from daily life, Christmas markets, people in tracht, Oktoberfest, and so on. In addition to my larger works, I paint several small (30 x 30 cm or less) ‘daily paintings’ per week, and they cover a wide variety of subjects. It’s these small works that I’ll be offering in my Etsy store.
What are some goals for your Etsy store?
I’d like to find a wider audience of collectors for my work, both in Germany and internationally. It’s so much fun to be an artist in the internet age, where our work can be seen by potential buyers all over the world.
What item has been a ‘best-seller’ in your Etsy store?
My Etsy store is brand new, but from other online selling experiences I can say that my small dirndl study paintings are by far the most popular. Here’s an example.
How would you describe your style?
Colorful, expressionistic, and a bit irreverent.
Is this your full time work?
Not my Etsy shop specifically, but art is my full-time job.
Where do you do your work?
At my home studio in Munich.
How would you like to see Etsy develop in Germany?
I’d like Etsy to continue to bring a wider audience to Germany-based artists and crafters.
What do you see as some of the benefits/potential benefits of being part of the German Etsy Street Team?
I think it offers a great opportunity to connect with other interesting creative folks in Germany.