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Julia Crossland

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.