Julie's paintings have emerged from observations of natural forms and places she frequently visits surrounding her studio in St Ives.
With the counterpoints of land and ever changing sea and light, works have evolved from various starting points, the incidental, the inbetween, junctions and high viewpoints. Julie adjusts the painting continually, assembling the rhythmic forms in a personal response to the landscape.
Creating energetic abstract charcoal drawings outside, the preparatory studies lead to small works in gouache on heavy watercolour paper which are considered as paintings in their own right.
Julie's abstract paintings also include oil on canvas and paper. Her work is strongly distinguished by colour.
Julie attended Central Saint Martins College of Art in London exploring colour interaction and subjective use of colour and Insight School of Art in London.
The Royal WaterColour Society
Julie was awarded ARWS 2015 & RWS 2018.
ING, Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 2018
Wells Contemporary, Wells, Somerset 2018
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, 2014, 2015, 2018
RWA Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2014, 2017
Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, 2016
Edge of Colour, The Crypt Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Penwith Society of Arts, St Ives, Cornwall 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
The Sentinel Gallery, Watercolour Now, Wivenhoe, Essex 2016
The Regency Gallery, London WC2 2015
St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) Exhibitions
The Colour of Water
New Work | New Year
Colour and Vision
Water, Paper, Paint
London - A Sense of Place
Off The Wall
Made in Colour
Mini Picture Show
Contemporary Watercolour Competition
Childwickbury Arts Fair 2012/3/4/5/7/8