Welcome to Turtlenosedsnake...

...the website of artist Julie Püttgen. I hope this finds you well, and enjoying your travels through the world of wonder and infinite distraction we call the internet. How long has it been since you took a deep belly breath & checked in with your heart, butt and feet? Now might be a good time? Ah! I feel better, too.

The image above is from a series of Embodied Freedom thangka paintings I am currently working on. More soon!


Shop & Studio Sale:

It's time for the mostly-online Winter Holiday Sale, now through December 19th! Woo-Hoo! This year, I'm delighted to be offering a wide range of Inner Beauty Products and encaustic paintings, all of which make stupendous gifts...


Upcoming & Ongoing Classes & Workshops:

Basic Drawing at AVA (Lebanon, NH). Eight Thursday evenings, 6:30-9PM, beginning January 18th. This introduction to observational drawing focuses on line, shape, value, and spatial perception, honing our ability to see clearly as we bring the three-dimensional world to the two-dimensional page in satisfying and surprising ways. During the final three classes, we will explore drawing from a live model. Think you can’t draw? Haven’t drawn in years? This is the class for you. Fee: $285 non-members, $260 AVA members. Please click here to go to AVA's online registration page for this class.


Meditation and Art at AVA (Lebanon, NH). Two-day intensive, March 7th & 8th, 9:30-4:30. This weekend workshop will explore intuitive connections between contemplative practice (sitting and walking meditation) and creative practice (drawing, sculpting, moving, writing). Throughout the weekend, we will alternate periods of meditation with periods of open-ended creative exploration. Working individually and as a group, we will move towards “finding the deeper grain”—opening to the place of stillness and wild possibility at the heart of being fully alive and creative. Fee: $225 non-members, $200 AVA members. Please click here to go to AVA's online registration page for this class.


I also offer private lessons for adults, teens, and children on an ongoing basis. Please check venue websites for class details, or contact me for information about private lessons.



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