Julia Elsey

Julia’s delight in nature and her extensive experience travelling and camping in Australia’s amazing outback inspires her Printmaking.  The seemingly simple, but in essence complex process of making collagraphs propels her to try new materials and printmaking methods.  Mixing solar plate etching into her pictures, enables details that can be elusive in collagraph work. Her images, while full of memories from the past, capture glimpses of inspiring places and evoke emotions that resonate with the viewer. As described by many visitors to the Arcadian Artists Trail, a spirit of peace is evident in her work.  Julia believes that God inspires her art as He is the Great Creator and we are made in His image. Therefore, as artists, we have the capacity to pass His blessings on to others.  How lovely, to bring that peace and joy into a home.

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Julia Elsey

Julia became inspired to express herself in Printmaking 20 years ago when she took a course at Hornsby TAFE. This introduction to intaglio and relief printmaking was the catalyst for her passion in this medium. Collagraphs and solar plate etchings are dominant in her work, but the inclusion of other printmaking techniques can be found in her subtle but intriguing images.

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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.

I spent my early years in Coogee and Kangaroo Point, so I am drawn back to the ocean and the water.

Many years of travelling in the Australian outback continue to influence my work.  I love the desert.  It is the heart of our great country.

My 5 acres of bush in Galston also spur me on to portray the delights of living with Hawkesbury sandstone, eucalypt trees and Australian native flora and fauna.

I am a deeply spiritual person so my faith in God inspires a desire to portray His goodness and peace.

Meet with Julia Elsey at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 09 - 10 NOV 2019

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