Julie (Sachse) Deery was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and then raised on a farm outside Oconomowoc where she attended school. Her family was large and artistic; being creative was always smiled upon and encouraged.

She began traveling the USA at age 18 as a singer of a top 40 show band. She landed in St. Petersburg, Florida where she became a licensed massage therapist while still singing nightly. After marriage to guitar player husband Ron Deery, they moved to Philadelphia to be near his family.

Trying to find another outlet for creativity and expression, Julie started teaching art classes for young children at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, NJ. This started a trajectory of teaching and creating visual art, and in 2001 she was asked to do a mosaic project. The mosaics have not not stopped since. Her work is in private collections, in schools, and on public walls including WHYY in Philadelphia.

In 2019 she and her second husband Paul Davis moved to Galisteo, New Mexico in order to dig deeper into her artistic solo journey, a connection with nature, and the offerings of New Mexico and its residents.

a picture of the artist