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I'm Julia, and I'm an artist and illustrator.


I love to paint and create, I'm inspired by the colours and the landscape in our beautiful country, and I make art that reflects the places I love most along with ideas born from my imagination.  Painting and creating for me is the most wonderful journey of discovery.




My Story


I've always loved to paint and draw.  For as long as I can remember I had crayons and paint close to hand,  and I carried on this love of creating right through school and college.  


After leaving school aged 18, I had a job working for the NHS in the Payroll Department for a few years and then I went to University to study Interior Design.  After graduation, I took on work as a freelance sign writer, and I worked my way around the UK and Ireland for the next six years.  In 2006, after too many years on the road I made the leap and started to work as an artist.






Things I've Done


Over the years I have been lucky to have had many amazing work opportunities, including teaching in schools, showing my art in exhibitions and being published by some wonderful companies.  Lots of people have supported me along the way, including customers all over the world who have bought pieces of my work.  I am deeply grateful for every single person who has believed in me and who has helped me to live a life where I get to work at my dream job.



What's Next?


I started Vlogging in the Autumn of 2018, and it's turning into a bit of a passion - I never realised I would love making films as much as I do!  I share tips and tutorials, as well as peeks into life behind the scenes.  Following on from this, I also have plans to develop this new skill into online classes, and courses.


2019 will also see in person classes and workshops, which I'm really excited about!  I've also just released my first online course - Creative Confidence' which is a short Workshop style course that you can work on at your own pace.  Click here to learn more.


I have many years of working as an artist under my belt, and those years have given me plenty of experience - both good and bad!  From this, I am able to share my knowledge with you through art tuition and online courses, and of course, you'll still find me busy making art in the studio too.


For regular updates on my work and what I'm up to, you are welcome to follow me on Social Media (links below) and on my

Vlog channel.







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