Robin Klassnik, director and founder of Matt's Gallery, describes Julie Umerle's memoir as:
"A thoroughly enjoyable read. 'Art, Life and Everything' shows the importance and joy of painting and making art. It provides insight into how an artist functions in their studio and in the outside world.
Julie presents an investigative and relevant example of how an artist has to struggle and continue to work on a professional level, for that is what they do throughout their careers".