Pemaquid Artist Julie Babbs Wins Four Awards

1Julie Babb’s “Black-crowned Night Heron Snowy Egret”

Pemaquid artist Julie Babb has won four ribbons in the annual wildlife art exhibition, held by the Maine Sportsmen’s Alliance last weekend at the Civic Center in Augusta.  Her paintings were awarded the First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention place ribbons in the watercolor division.

The blue ribbon went to her painting of a “Black-Crowned Night Heron,” and the red (second place) was given to her portrait of a “Snowy Egret.”  hird and Honorable Mention were given to paintings of a “Saw-Whet Owl” and a “Least Sandpiper.”  Julie is well known in the area for her realistic depictions of birds and the natural world – her chosen medium is gouache. an opaque form of watercolor related to tempera.

She has been teaching gouache painting and technique for many years, both privately and for AOS.93 Adult Education. Julie’s work can be seen at the Pemaquid Art Gallery, Lighthouse Park, during the summer; the Ducktrap Bay Trading Company in Camden, and at her website  She welcomes inquiries and commissions.