In my artwork, I thrive to create detailed and realistic depictions of a subject through the use of graphite. I've had a background doing fine art through the education system, honing my skills from a young age. I've had a bumpy life and arts always been an escape and love for me. I'm influenced by anything difficult to portray through art, always pushing my capabilities and skills into new areas. I take care of the quality of my work and tend to spend large amounts of time working on the tiniest of details, this is something which excites me when working.
Julia Alexandra Mee is a practising fresco painter and art historian, with a studio at WASPS Artists Studios in Edinburgh where she works to commission, preparing fresco projects and painting frescoes in situ in private villas in Italy.
Beverley Healy lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she exhibits regularly. In 2011 she won the Ann Cheyne Award for small works and in 2016 received First Prize in the American Art Awards for her portraiture. She was also the Creator and Coordinator of the Dreams Art and Health Research Project which won the Blair L Sadler Healing Arts Awards. She says of her work, "I believe in the healing power of Art. I seek to create work that is not merely a likeness but a beautiful painting, a jewel to adorn the wall of a home or a gallery. My portraits are usually painted in egg tempera on traditional gesso board which allows a softness of colour and sensitivity to detail. My pastel work, on the other hand, allows me to work more freely - I start with a verse or a song and the painting becomes a discovery. I often liken them to visual prayers. In either medium I enjoy colour and the sense of connecting with something deeper as I paint."