Julie Collins studied BA Hons Painting at the University of Reading 1980-84, where she was taught by many acclaimed artists and art historians of today. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the ING Discerning Eye, London, three awards from the Royal Watercolour Society, London and has twice received the prestigious Award of 1st prize for Watercolour at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
During 2021 she was elected a Member of the Society of Women Artists, a member of the SWA Council and a RWA Network Member.
Julie has been an Art writer since 1999 when the Artist magazine saw her large scale watercolours at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at the Mall Galleries London and invited her to write for their magazine. She has written six art books to date and her latest book, "Colour Demystified" was published by Search Press in August 2021 & will be published in Italian, Dutch and French in 2023. Julie's forthcoming book, "The Colour Mixing Companion" will be published April 2023.
"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.
Julie Collins 2022
Photo credit Joe Horridge