“The process of ‘letting go’ and embracing the unknown, is what excites most in my current practice. Each painting brings something new.”
Julia is an abstract artist, interpreting landscape and emotion through bold intuitive painting. She has always felt a strong personal connection with nature, and this for many years has been the main source of inspiration for her work. More recently this ‘external’ reference point has taken on less significance in Julia’s work, as her urge to focus on ‘process’ and use paint to express her ‘internal’ world, has taken over. Landscape often still appears as an identifiable ‘theme’ in Julia’s work, though her spontaneous approach in the studio frequently leads to more fluid and abstract compositions, where self-expression dominates and something ‘unexpected’ emerges.
Originally from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Julia has lived in Harrogate for the past 15 years, where she paints in her studio. After completing her BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art at the University of East London, she returned to her roots in Yorkshire.