My wife was so very pleased with the portrait, she thought it was an amazing piece of work...she is telling everyone she shows it to how perfect it is.
I have just been given the portrait of Brig the collie you did for my birthday, and it is wonderful, I feel you have captured his personality, and it's as if he is in the room with me.
Pallant House Gallery now has the finest collection of British art outside of the Tate.
(The Daily Telegraph)
Julie lives in Chichester, England with her husband Neil and her two sons, Charlie and Jamie. She has been developing her commission based work since graduating with a B.A (Hons) from the Chichester University in 1992.
Since then her works have traveled across the world to Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, USA, France and Ireland. She has completed over 800 portraits, been commissioned by Yorkshire TV's "Emmerdale", and teaches art at Pallant House Gallery. Julie enjoys the challenge of capturing the emotional life of her subjects, and the fleeting nature of expression.
Pallant House Gallery has the largest collection of British art outside of the Tate and a dynamic and innovative learning programme. Julie is involved with developing programmes that support people who have difficulties accessing the arts due to disabilities, illness, injury or other reasons. At the moment, she is holding classes helping these artists to explore the current exhibition as a starting point for their own work.
Julie draws her inspiration from the great pastel works of Edgar Degas. She desires to capture the essence of beauty, either felt or seen;
"While busily attempting the most painstaking imitation of nature, I do not for a moment let go of the feeling which has gripped me. Reality is a part of art but emotion completes it." (Jean Baptiste Camille Corot)
Darren Still (Sussex)