About the Artist
In 1996 Julie obtained her B.A Fine arts from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
As her husband is originally from Dunedin, Julie had visited NZ particularly the South Island many times. The Nelson district was very attractive to them both and after experiencing another extreme Melbourne Summer , relocated in mid 2010 to a lifestyle property near Wakefield.
Julie finds the South Island mountains and cloud formations inspirational. Her current work explores those mountains as landscapes. Working in oils, she strives for atmosphere and luminosity. In the mountains, the light constantly changes; sometimes dramatic and harsh, sometimes soft and unifying, but always beautiful.
Julie is influenced by the romantic painters Casper David Friedrick, J.M.W. Turner, and Australian Glass Artist, Richard Clements, who searched for the sublime.
Julie’s work has become an evolutionary process, developing as the surface is worked and reworked to create a sense of time and place; a journey of discovery into memory, space and solitude.