Juliet Gilden is an artist who primarily paints acrylics on paper and canvas. Her studio is located in Baltimore, and she was trained at the famed, Maryland Institute College of Art. Juliet's free-form style reinterprets reality on her own loose terms, showing the world she sees as sunny, funny and optimistic. She is Influenced by an eclectic mix of styles and artists -- everything from surrealism to realism, Bottecelli to Botero. Mostly, however, she is inspired by the works of her own mother, Miriam Bransky Gilden, a respected professional artist of more than 60 years before she passed away in October 2013. Juliet's subjects include women at their most vulnerable and powerful, animals -- both domestic and wild, astrology, and social justice.