Julie has been a full time artist for eighteen years. She has won numerous awards both locally & nationally & has been exhibiting on a professional level since 2001.
Julie is a member of Portrait Artists Australia & has been featured in their 2012 book as well as many newpaper publications & articles in Art magazines. Drawing is a major discipline & Julie conducts Life Drawing sessions once a week & is in high demand to teach this Art.
"I am predominantly an oil painter. The human figure is one of my main sources of inspiration. I fascilitate Life Drawing sessions once a week in Grafton. A strong drawing will form the bones of a good painting therefore most of my time is dedicated to this discipline. My paintings develop from a deep emotional state..whether from current situations or something from the past. I have a very strong connection to the land & a love of animals..this reflects in my art. I dont always have a preconceived idea of what I want to paint..I start by drawing in charcoal..making marks & gestures. I continue to to develop the process by drawing & painting& eliminating..thats when the ideas start to present themselves & a narrative begins to emerge. Social & political issues do influence my work from time to time however in a suble way. When I paint I concentrate only on my own aesthetics & what I want to convey..all the time maintaining the spontaneity & movement to eventually tell a story with energy,expression & emotion."
2001: Solo Grafton Regional gallery (SPURRED ON )
2002: Shared " " "
2005: Feature artist month, Montville.
2005: Sydney art fair (Corp Art)
2005: Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular (invitation only)
2006: Shared Pages Fine Art Noosa
2006: Feature artist month, Montville.
2006: Sydney Art Fair (Corp art)
2006: Solo Arthouse Aust Yamba (Myth Muse Music)
2006: Brisbane Rotary Art (invitation only)
2006: Savoir Fair Salt Resort, Kingscliff
2007: Summer Art Royal, Pines Resort, Gold Coast
2007: Solo Gallery 37, Coffs Harbour ( BODY & SOUL)
2007: Feature Artist month, Montville
2007: Savoir Fair Salt Resort, Kingscliff
2007: Shared Corporate Art GC (Designing Women)
2007: Sydney art fair (Corp Art)
2007: Postcard exhibition Gallery 307, Northbridge.
2008: Melbourne Art Fair (Corp Art)
2008: Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular (invitation)
2008: Solo Grafton regional gallery (Equus)
2008: Sydney Art Fair
2008: Feature Artist, Montville
2008: Exhibition Byron Fine Art
2008: Weswal Gallery, Tamworth
2008: Shared Exhibition, Maclean
2009: Gallery 307, Northbridge (Horses & Figures)
2010: Weswal Gallery, Tamworth
2010: Solo Grafton Regional (Unguarded Moments)
2011: Redhill Gallery, Brisbane(Women of substance)
2011: Gallery One, Southport (The Dream The Dance)
2012: Gallery One " (Feminine Spirit)
2012: Redhill Gallery, Brisbane (Women of substance)
2012: Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Vic
2012: Traffic Jam Gallery, Neutral Bay (Tall Stories)
2012: Brisbane Rotary Art Spec (invitation..Best emerging artist)
2013: Brisbane Rotary Art Spec
2013: Grafton Regional gallery (Life drawing group show)
2013: Traffic Jam gallery (colour & shade)
2014: Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza (Year Of The Horse)
2014: Manyung gallery Sorrento (Fluid Boundaries)
2015: Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza (on paper exhibition)
2015: Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza (living with nature)
2015: Manyung Gallery Malvern (affordable art under $2,000)
2015: Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza (equine elegance)
2015: Affordable art fair singapore (autumn edition, 2015)
2016: Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza (come sleep with me)
2018: Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza (Movement & Melody)
Awards & Achievements
2018:Finalist in Jacaranda Aquisitive Drawing Award
2017:Awarded the Yulgilbar Travelling Fellowship.France/Belgium
Twice a finalist International Cricket Art Prize
2013: Finalist Northern Rivers Portrait Prize.
2013: Finalist Manning NAKED & NUDE
2012: Winner, Best Emerging Artist, Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular
2011: Winner, Bendigo Bank Open Art Prize