A Tidewater native, Juli Schuszler’s vibrant oil paintings and pastels showcase the beauty of nature. She is a representational painter whose artwork includes vibrant color and focuses on the play of light and shadow. She works in a variety of mediums and has a number of themes in her work. Her love of nature and her appreciation of beauty is evident in her art, whether she is painting a large tropical palm in Florida or a quiet countryside scene in Gloucester. Her portfolio is filled with images that celebrate the beauty that surrounds us all. Juli paints so she can share the real pleasure and joy she finds in nature.
Schuszler inherited her artistic talent form her Hungarian father. She began painting with oils at age 10. She received her BFA with a concentration in studio art from Old Dominion University, and her MAT from the Citadel in Charleston, SC, where she began a teaching career. Her career and travels have taken her to many beautiful places in both Europe and the Tropics. She especially loves the tropical climate for its vibrant palette and has traveled to Jamaica, St. Lucia, and throughout Florida for inspiration.
Schuszler resided in Miami for over 10 years, teaching and sharing her passion for art. While residing in Miami, she continued her advanced studies in studio art and art education at Florida International University, studying oil painting and pastels with David Y Chang. In 2003, she moved to Gloucester, VA to both teach and exhibit. After teaching in both public school and at regional community colleges, she retired in 2019 to focus fully on her art. Schuszler exhibits in regional shows and art centers and maintains a studio in her Gloucester home.