Julia is a London based abstract seascape painter inspired by nature and music. She is endlessly fascinated by the horizon and many of her paintings are concerned with light reflected on water and titled from song lyrics. Julia graduated in Fine Art at Brighton University and has successfully exhibited in the UK, Europe and America, regularly exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea. Many of her paintings are in private collections around the world.
“I paint from memory rather than life and my starting point is drawn from somewhere I’ve visited. I want to evoke a sense of place however abstract the work becomes. I like to take an idea and see how it travels across a series of canvases, each one evolving into something new. I paint with oil on canvas and I often use my hands and sponges rather than brushes. I love bright pure colour and want my paintings to be vivid and alive. I always listen to music when painting and feel that this has a strong influence on the finished work. I’ve chosen song lyrics from Johnny Flynn, Neil Young, Crosby Stills & Nash, John Martyn, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and David Bowie to title my recent paintings. I feel that a snippet of a song lyric as a title gives the painting extra depth. Lyrics often jump out at me when I’m painting and seem to fit the artwork perfectly.”