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 in 2016 and again in 2019 she received the prestigious Award of 1st prize for Watercolour at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol for her large scale contemporary landscape, Invisible Moon. Julie was elected an associate Member of the Society of Women Artists www.society-women-artists.org in 2019.
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.
The best compliment I have had about my work was from someone who had bought and lived with one of my paintings for a long time, "Every time I look at it, I see something else".
Art Residencies, Projects & Art Writing are also part of her work. The Residencies, Projects and Publications are listed on this website.
Julie Collins 2020
Photo credit Joe Horridge