Describing herself as an expressive artist Julz is always working towards capturing the ‘essence’ of the landscape. Prolifically painting her chosen subject again and again, completely emerging herself in it. Julz strives towards gaining a deep understanding of the landscape. Often returning to the same place at different times of the day, with its different light and in all weather. Her artistic process begins “Plien air” where she collects gouache colour paintings, drawings and photos. Working towards capturing that one moment in time.
Her insatiable love of the Australian landscape, it’s unique colours constantly pull her outdoors and feeds her desire to capture it’s beauty. Her works are an expressive piece of the whole process as well as a manifestation which embodies the feeling of actually being there. “It’s all just a snapshot of my memory, of what I see and how I feel in the landscape”.
As an artist I am constantly drawn outside, finding my way to deeply discover the Landscape through my art practice. Forever questioning what I see and how it makes me feel. Reacting to the essence of the place at that particular time and seeking to translate this onto the canvas with a leant understanding of my craft. Hoping to convey the story of the Landscape I am capturing. I am continually moving forward and learning how to better my art practice with hard work, determination and a fundamental acceptance of mistakes and change. A graduate with a BFA from COFA in 1994. I have returned to being a full time Artist with the experience of Travel and a Stylist career for 16 years. Skills learnt which only improve my faith in the process of refining the art practice I so deeply love. I could not do anything else now and am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to live my dream.