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I am a landscape and portrait painter , working and living in North Wales. I have exhibited in group shows and also had my own exhibition locally. I am inspired by the dramatic mountain and coastal landscapes of North Wales. I walk the mountains and coastal paths, I will walk in all weather conditions, the elements, history and unusual features of a landscape evoke feelings that compel me to paint. I like to paint portraits knowing the aspects of a persons character and what the person wants to get out of the portrait. I do not like using studio photographs to paint from and prefer natural poses in that persons natural environment. I hope you enjoy viewing my gallery. I accept commisions for landscapes , houses and portraits.Please feel free to contact me by E-mail.
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An artist born in England in 1975, Julia began her artistic training under the guidance of her father, the painter Raymond Victor Mee. After attaining a diploma in Art and Design at Staffordshire University, a bachelor’s degree in History of Art and a Masters degree in History of Drawing at the University of Reading, she moved to Italy to continue her passion for art, enrolling at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence to further her knowledge and expertise in the traditions of the past, including fine draughtsmanship and a complete understanding of the human anatomy which she regards as fundamental to the development of her figurative painting. During this period she developed her skills in traditional painting techniques, notably in fresco painting. Her interest in contemporary realist art, and in encapturing human experiences on canvas is conveyed throughout her work.
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From paintings of the English coast, to Lake Michigan in Chicago, to Venice, my paintings transform actual places into simplified visions of the very element that defines them – water. Abstractions of weather and season at the sea, the paintings are all about spaces of line, colour and light rather than direct landscape. A fascination with light and shadow, reflection and refraction, pattern and water movement drives my experiments with paint to capture changing luminous qualities. I was born in 1970 in Chicago, USA and immigrated to the UK in my early 20s. I started painting after moving from Scotland down to London, studying painting and printmaking privately with an artist in Greenwich, London. Despite identifying very much as a British artist it's been said my paintings still recall a certain "midwestern" eye for the landscape, inferring flat perspective and vast open spaces.
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My artworks cover a wide variety of subject, media and styles. I began with figurative drawings and spray paintings that developed into abstraction and textured interior artworks. More recently I have produced a series of scenic landscapes in greyscale aswell as autumn colour scheme. I like to think of my art in a state of evolution and a learning curve that is constantly progressing.
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