Julie McGann is a wish granting digital artist who captures the imagination of little dreamers by giving them them the dream pet they have always wanted! Julie brings children's imagination to life worldwide through Illustrative Portraiture. Part painting, part photograph, her whimsical dream portraits have captivated families across the globe. Julie is well known for her ability to turn ordinary personal photos into extraordinary imaginary masterpieces.
Julie's art has won numerous awards, including 2nd place for MR. KETCHUP AND ME in the Creative Composite Category at the WPPI International Photography Competition. Landing the cover of Shutter Magazine, Julie was nicknamed the "Daydream Believer" of the photography world, because of her unique dreamlike style. Recently, Julie's art has been featured at Sirius XM's Kids Place Live, where she created a roller skating purple polka dotted elephant portrait for Mindy Thomas of The Absolutely Mindy Show.
Julie studied Music Education and worked as a K-12 Special Education Music Teacher for children with Emotional Behavioral Disabilities before becoming a professional photographer. She enjoys making the impossible possible for children, just as she brought on the smiles for those children. Julie lives in Rochester, NY with her husband, three children and two kitties. She enjoys pretending to be an animal whisperer by giving her kids a running commentary on the discussions she thinks animals are having with each other.