Artist StatementJulia is a mixed media artist. The inspiration for her art is taken from a passion ignited by the landscape in which she runs and cycles. The tranquillity of the countryside opens up her eyes to the beauty, joy and freedom of nature. Ephemeral changes in light, subtle shadows and blocks of colour captivate her and she feels an unspoken energy. Her feeling of well-being drives her creativity to draw, paint and stitch embedding the emotional links felt as she journeys through the landscape.
She composes 2D collage images of her journeys capturing the landscape by using an eclectic mix of textiles, paper, paint and stitchery. Using this broad range of media invites the viewer to experience her portrayal of the changing elements of the Peak District and wild places in Scotland. Computer technology enables her to translate these images into design for fabrics and a range of products including lampshades, lanterns, tote bags, coasters, cushions and notebook covers.