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 there own right.
Julie's abstract paintings also include oil on canvas and paper, the quality of investigating, intensifying and re-inventing 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.
RWA Royal West of England Academy 2014/2017
Edge of Colour, The Crypt Gallery, St Ives 2014/5/6/7
Penwith Society of Arts 2014/5/6/7/8
The Sentinel Gallery, Watercolour Now, Wivenhoe, Essex 2016
Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, SW1 2016
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, SW1 2014/2015
The Regency Gallery, WC2 2015
St Ives Society of Artists 2014/2016
Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) Exhibitions
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