Having qualified with a fine art degree from Birmingham in 2000 , Julie then went on to pursue a career in web based graphic design. However a love and interest in animals had a strong hold and she changed her career completely to become an animal keeper, starting at Longleat Safari Park and then eventually settling at Monkey World. Starting a family gave her the opportunity to rediscover painting, combining her love of nature, animals and art.
Julie says: “My study of animals over the years has developed a skill in depicting their character and personality. Although a large proportion of my work is commission based I also like to paint wildlife. The experience I have from working with exotic animals has allowed me to understand the nature and character of the subjects that I paint. Enabling me to create a natural and atmospheric image.”
Sculpture by the Lakes, Solo Show
Wylye Valley Art Trail
Mall Galleries London, Wildlife Artist of the Year
Mall Galleries London, Wildlife Artist of the Year Finalist
Dorset Art Weeks, OpenStudio