Julie is a painter of people and the landscape. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the ING Discerning Eye, Royal Watercolour Society, London and twice received the prestigious Award of 1st prize for Watercolour at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. Julie was elected an associate Member of the Society of Women Artists www.society-women-artists.org in 2019 and is a SWA Council Member, RWA Network Member and Vice Chair of Bournemouth Arts Club.
I paint, draw, take photographs and write about art. I bring the outside world into my work and spend a lot of time in the landscape, which is a great leveller. It is here where I begin to form ideas that I work out in the studio. My subject matter is nature, whether it is the landscape, figure, plant or a bird. I work in paint for its versatility, delicacy and strength. Paint is wonderful and can be transformed into a story on paper, panel or canvas.
"Julie's work is serene and ethereal as ever. Beauty to behold in the eye of the Storm." Gerald Dodson, Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire, 2021
Art Residencies, Projects & Art Writing are also part of her work. The Residencies, Projects and Publications are listed on this website.
Julie Collins 2021
Photo credit Joe Horridge