Julie has had an evolving interest in crafts and now art, encompassing over 35 years.
Jullie’s working background was as a Registered Nurse. Between raising 3 children and employed in her profession most recently as a Health Educator and Community Clinical Consultant with Disability Services, she always had time for knitting, weaving, printing on silk/paper/material, painting in watercolors, acrylics and oils, and also drawing in pen and ink or pastels.
Her painting style developed from the influences of art she absorbed in her viewing of many art styles in galleries, museums and exhibitions in Australia, England, Europe, Canada and America.
She studied art from teachers such as Ingrid Erns, attended Flinders University, and classes with Nigel Murray-Harvey, and more recently, Lauryn Arnott.
Julie’s artistic explorations expanded resulting in participation of several courses to make glass art beads. Over the past decade, she has been creating glass art beads and jewelry, using the beads, PMC (Precious Metal Clay) and semi-precious and other natural materials in her necklace and earring designs.
Creating jewelry pieces using the PMC complements the diversity of her jewelry appeal by adding another dimension to her range of items.
Always attracted by color, form and emotions expressed in the impressive art works she viewed during her extensive travels, she is inspired to add her own creative story through her jewelry and paintings.
On behalf of the Gallery we firstly acknowledge the land now known as Australia belonged to a Nation of People, widely sophisticated, Aboriginal people of Culture, With Gratitude to our Elders past, present and emerging, the Country's ancient Cultural heritage. Always Was, Always Will Be, Aboriginal Land.
We hope that by sharing the Stories of the Artworks more attention is paid to the land supporting us through the emmense Generational Knowledge of this Country Aboriginal people have.