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
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