Julie is originally from the Chicago, Illinois area. She studied Fine Arts in college at the University of Illinois, graduating with a B.S. in Interior Design. The Watermans recently moved from North Yarmouth to Old Orchard Beach. Her husband is a Maine native, growing up on a dairy farm. They have 2 boys, one is married. They are the proud grandparents Max and Charlie.
She has been an ACE certified group fitness instructor since 1987. She teaches aerobics for Cumberland/North Yarmouth Adult Ed and has also taught at the YMCA.
Julie loves to paint with acrylics and oils, and has been a member of the Royal River Art League for over 10 years. Her work has been shown at the Chocolate Church in Bath, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, a coffee shop in Yarmouth, Skillins, The Gosnell House, and various fundraisers including A Taste of Tidewater and St. Bart’s Yarmouth Art Festival. Her work was also displayed at Kate’s Cottage Collectables in Freeport.
She owned an Interior decorating business from 2004 - 2012. She is now a small business owner with a health and wellness company, and the owner of Spirited Paints. Spirited Paints offers art parties where non-painters get a chance to paint. www.spiritedpaints.com
She coordinated the work on the mural which now adorns the hallway at the Cumberland Congregational church.