Julia Elsey 2018-06-21T06:01:07+00:00
  • Julia Elsey
  • Julia Elsey

Julia Elsey

Since  childhood Julia has loved anything to do with paint, pencils, ink, chalk and paper.  Throughout her career as an educator she carved out room for a parallel passion in the creative sphere, honing her skills in many artistic avenues at evening classes in Hornsby TAFE, Workshop Arts Centre in Willoughby and Ku-ring-gai Art Centre in Roseville.

Now retired, and with Roslyn Kean, a highly regarded Japanese woodblock artist as her mentor, she is free to refine her artistic expression in printmaking.  Julia says “I was always meant to be a printmaker.  My Grandfather was a printer so I believe it is in my DNA”.  An enthusiasm for intaglio and relief printing has led to a fascination in pursuing the dynamic and serendipitous nature of collagraphs.  Each piece is individual and unique, as changes in colour, paper, pressure and printing (purposely and accidentally) create wonderful surprises as they are pulled.  Delight in nature and the ability to explore new boundaries in process and ideas create sensitive and contemplative as well as dynamic and lively images

Contact – 9653 2509

Julia Elsey

Julia is participating in our art trail for the first time this year! Her lovely venue is called Pine Valley Studio and is one of 8 venues on the trail this coming November.

Some of my highlights

After a career as an educator and ultimately the Junior School head of a prestigious girls school, Julia is now following her artistic dreams as a printmaker.
Having recently retired and moved to the rural haven of Galston with her husband, Ranford, Julia is delighting in the inspiration of the Australian bush which is now on her doorstep.

Meet with Julia Elsey at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 10 - 11 NOV 2018

A unique exhibition... Eight working studios... More than fifty Artists & Artisans... All on a meandering country drive...