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.
The process starts by 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 there own right.
Julie's abstract paintings also include oil on canvas and paper. The purpose is to intensify, re-invent and move forward, pushing the subject with layers of decision making. 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.
Julie was awarded Associate Member of The Royal Watercolour Society in 2015.
Edge of Colour, The Crypt Gallery, St Ives 2017
The Sentinel Gallery, Watercolour Now, Wivenhoe, Essex 2016
Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, SW1 2016
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, SW1 2014/5
RWA Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2014
The Regency Gallery, WC2 2015
Penwith Society of Arts, Associate Show 2014/6
St Ives Society of Artists 2014/6
Edge of Colour, The Crypt, St Ives 2014/5
Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) Exhibitions
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