The artist and her inspirations
Julia became a 'Bird In France' when she relocated from the Fens of East England to the heart of Brittany in France.
After a career spanning 25 years teaching with her beautiful Spanish Andalusian horses in the English countryside the nature and beauty of central Brittany led Julia back to her other love, and an earlier dream of becoming an artist.
Passionate about the environment, preserving wildlife and wild places, she loves using natural materials, vintage and recycled items in her work. The colours and textures in French oak and old Breton roof slates, and the rounded curves of coastal stones have become unique canvases that showcase her work.
She is an animal lover through and through. It's her beloved animals, a Spanish stallion named 'Bizarro' and her rescue dog, Bob, that have inspired her to focus on capturing the vibrant colours, energy and emotions of all nature's creatures.
Julia loves creating pet portraits. She cleverly captures the wonderful, individual personalities of each animal with her attention to detail. Stunning paintings of treasured pets on canvas, wood, slate and stone. Her commissioned animal and bird portraits are becoming increasingly popular and are treasured by their recipients.
Her passion for animals and nature is visible in her art and it is a pure joy to behold.