Julie Ann Stevens

An American Contemplative artist living in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her artwork — encompassing visual imagery, written reflections, and guided experiences — has attracted an international audience drawn to its heartfulness, depth, and peace-invoking yet prophetic style. 


Julie’s work engages the deeply personal in her own lived experience in order to reveal and express the universal in all of life. A central theme in her work is transformation, speaking compassionately to people in the midst of uninvited change and sparking their creative potential to embrace the process of being made new.


Strong influences include the fierce landscape of the Western Minnesota Prairie (where Julie lived from 2016 to 2019), her study of the Christian Mystics, and ongoing devotion to the spirituality of Mary.

A lifelong creative with an educational background in journalism and career experience in corporate marketing communications, Julie started painting in 2010. From 2013 to 2015 she participated in the inaugural class of Richard Rohr’s Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation.


Julie is a member of the Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative and the St. Paul Art Collective. She is a contributor to Visio Divina, The Omega Center’s New Creation art gallery that invites us to explore the dynamic unity of God, cosmos, and humanity through the contemplative engagement of images.