About

Heartshake Studios is the creative studio of Colorado artist, Julia Hutchinson. For more information about the Heartshake Studios brick and mortar store, please see the "visit" page here!

JULIA'S STORY

Julia Hutchinson has always been an artist and a maker. They studied Studio Arts at Bard College, where they met their photographer husband, Christopher, and after graduation, the couple started a blog and Etsy shop selling vintage goods to share their mutual obsession with mid century design. After moving across the country to Ojai, California in 2013, Julia began to refocus on their art, and the Etsy shop was transformed into Heartshake Studios, featuring Julia's art and handcrafted goods, as well as a more curated selection of vintage decor.

In 2018, Julia moved to beautiful Colorado Springs, CO, where they fulfilled their dream of opening their own brick and mortar store! The Heartshake Studios flagship shop features a curated selection of gifts and home decor, as well as Julia’s own art, handcrafted goods, and vintage wares. Julia's studio is in the back of the shop, so they can continue to create new work and sell it all in one place! Someday Julia would like to offer creative workshops and interior design services from the store, as well.

Julia's work is inspired by the colors, flora, and fauna of the Southwest. A few of their favorite things are flowering cacti, tropical houseplants, foxes, pink sunsets over the mountains, colorful vintage handwoven textiles, and social justice. Julia mostly paints with gouache, though oil paint was their first love. They love to craft with natural materials and has a tendency to add lots of color and metallics to everything they create.