Julie 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 RWA Network Member.
Julie has written six art books to date, "Colour Demystified" was published by Search Press in August 2021 & subsequently translated into Italian, Spanish, Dutch and French in 2023. Her latest book, "The Colour Mixing Companion" was published May 2023 and she is currently working on three new books.
"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 2023
Photo credit Joe Horridge