Originally trained as a Fashion Designer, Julie’s career has spanned many aspects of art and design; from commercial fashion to painting, ceramics, plastercasting, Caribbean carnival costume design and illustration.
Julie’s paintings, mostly in acrylics, come from what she sees around her in this gorgeous part of the world. The Isle of Wight is surrounded by constantly changing seas and stunning, wildly varied landscape. This provides her with plenty of inspiration for her work; sometimes figurative, sometimes semi-abstract.
She loves colour and as a result of her design background, enjoys painting with combinations that are perfectly balanced, whether calming or vibrant.
Julie has taught art and design for nearly thirty years and runs regularly weekday classes, Saturday “one-off” workshops and longer summer school sessions as well as art retreats in Andalucia, Spain.
Her working days are spent either painting or teaching in her light-filled and quirky studio; a converted 80’s mobile home set in rural West Wight.