Julie is very passionate about the West Australian coastline, with its clear waters, clean sands, its colour, textures and light all of which has given her an endless supply of inspiration to paint from. In her words, it gives me the ability to incorporate my other two passions in life, which is travel and photography.

Capturing the essence of the coastal landscape in pastel is what motivates me to paint. Being a dry medium it allows me to work spontaneously without waiting for paint to dry. I want to share with the viewer the awesome beauty of our pristine coastline and see and sense the familiar and remote areas that we love to visit. I want them to feel like they can "smell the sea" or feel the cool morning sand between their toes. I also hope my paintings communicate the ever changing and fragile environment that we live in and the appreciation we all should have of this wonderful land that we call home. Painting is a fulfilling part of my journey through life and I couldn't imagine being without it!

Julie has been exhibiting throughout Western Australia in open and invitation only art exhibitions since 1992. Within this time she has received over 100 awards throughout the state.

Recent Awards

2011  City of Stirling - Best Local Artist
2011 Dalwallinu Arts Festival - Peoples Choice
2011 Arthritis Foundation Art Awards - Peoples Choice
2011 Victoria Park Art Awards - Peoples Choice
2011   Newdegate Art Exhibition - 1st Prize Pastel
2010 Perth Royal Show - Peoples Choice
2010 Kondinin Art Show - Peoples Choice
2010   Bassendean Art Awards - Peoples Choice
2010   Newdegate Art Exhibition - Peoples Choice
2010   Morawa Shire  - 1st Prize Overall
2010   Pastel Society - Peoples Choice
2010   Victoria Park Art Awards - 2D Award
2010   Wagin Woolararma - 1st Prize Pastel
2009   Katanning Art Awards - Peoples Choice
2009   Dalwallinu Arts Festival - 1st Prize Pastel
2009   Newdegate Art Exhibition - !st Prize Pastel
2009   Pastel Society - Peoples Choice
2009   Belmont Art Awards - People's Choice
2008   Wagin Woolarama - Best overall
2008   Wagin Woolarama - 1st Prize Pastel
2008   Beverley Art Awards - !st Prize Dry Media
2007   Bayswater Art Award - Peoples Choice
2007   Dalwallinu Arts Festival - 1st Prize Pastel / Peoples Choice
2007   Wanneroo Art Society - Peoples Choice
2007   Belmont Art Awards - Peoples Choice
2007   Victoria Park Art Awards - Peoples Choice
2007   Pinjarra Rotary Art Awards - Peoples Choice
2007   Wagin  Woolarama -; 1st Prize Pastel

Recent Solo and Joint Exhibitions

2011 Recent Works - Home Studio
2010   Recent Works - Home Studio
2009   Recent Works - Home Studio
2008   From the Heart - Trescillian Community Centre – Nedlands
2008   Leeuwin Exhibition - Garden Art Studio - Yallingup
2008   Feature Artist - St Marks Art Exhibition
2007   Guest Artist - Currambine Art Exhibition
2007   Feature Artist - St Marks Art Exhibition
2007   September Feature Artist - Gallery 360 Subiaco
2007   Guest Artist - Churchlands S.H.S Art Exhibition
2006   Guest Artist - St Marks Art Exhibition
2006   Summer Arts Exhibition - Garden Art Studio – Yallingup
2006   `A Dash of Red` - Trescillian Community Centre - Nedlands
2006   `On the Beach` solo - Mullaloo
2005   `Just Coasting` - Trescillian Community Centre – Nedlands
2004   `Birds of a Feather` - Trescillian Community Centre - Nedlands
2004   `Where Land Meets Sea` solo - Evans and Tate Winery - Margaret River
2003   "  Classic Waters "  solo - Evans and Tate Winery - Margaret River