Julia is inspired by the coast and the countryside, and this reflects in her work which is bright, colourful and uplifting. She works in a mostly illustrative style, and very much from her imagination.
Julia started drawing, painting and making when she was a young girl. She was fortunate to have a creative Mum and Nan, and they certainly encouraged her on my own art journey. She remembers vividly the most amazing birthday, when I was about 13, they had clubbed together to buy me all these incredible art materials and a beautiful drawing board.
She studied Interior Design at the University of Plymouth, graduating in 1999. She took a stepping stone job after university as a signwriter while she hunted for design jobs. However, she really enjoyed it and carried on to work freelance throughout the UK and Ireland - this is how she met her partner and they finally settled in Sheffield together after almost six years on the road.