Julie Z. Coan creates contemporary original artwork and modern images inspired by a lifelong passion for nature.

For purchase inquiries, email info@jzcoanarts.com, or go to the Contact page and send a message there.

Here on the site you can:

  • Purchase original artwork and photography in the Shop.
  • Request a commission artwork.
  • Order custom print size quotes for any image.
  • Click on  Zazzle Store to browse products customized with any image.
  • Read about arts events, creativity education and equestrian news in the Blogs.


Barcelona, Spain -- Gaudi & I
Barcelona, Spain — Gaudi & I

Julie enjoys living in southern California, as an artist, rider, spectator, entrepreneur, athlete and arts education promoter. Her experiences with nature up close are from a lifetime of running and riding, immersed and moving. Equestrian roles and relationships have informed her work — diverse and far-flung, including volunteering, donating artwork to silent auctions, fundraising, working pro bono for rescue ranches and rehab, university riding clubs, retired race horse adoptions and auction donations, therapeutic riding, owning and leasing, eventing and trails.

Her first love was equestrian art, she also produces figurative and landscape artwork. Bold or subtle design and limited palette choices express the essence of the subjects. Her art is usually about essence, empathy and evolving change. For example in a figurative piece, she may express transitions in a lifetime. In an equestrian piece, she may explore a historical image, or a portrayal of the evolution of the equine and human relationship. Her goal is to express how the conscious and subconscious relationship of rider and horse, working together on their path, goal or challenge, transforms each. Intuition, communication and empathy guide the emotions and personality of the individual beast, and the intimate horse and rider bond.

Julie promotes the arts by being a catalyst for recreational creativity education. Art is key to creativity, US prosperity, a healthy community, and country. The US is implementing the STEAM education movement integrating the arts into STEM subjects to retain and develop creativity in science, tech, engineering, and math students and their careers. Her goal is to inspire everyone to “create” in their own way — sustainable innovations, healthy priorities, problem-solving for our planet and caring for all creatures and the common good. Let positive news nurturing nature be our top news topic.

We hope what you find here ignites a spark in you for participation in the arts, nature, science and tech. The intersections of these inspire curiosity to venture out, desire to care for nature and creatures, and a desire to serve. Please let this site inspire your empathy with nature and its creative force, get in it by running paths, riding horses, bikes or walking. Make it a priority to help take care of nature’s own art around us every day.


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  1. Love ur site. Good luck

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