Julia lives and works in East Devon. The local coastal woodlands, where she loves to go running, are the inspiration fo her mixed media paintings. She graduated from Plymouth University with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art. She uses an unusual mixture of materials associated with woodland such as ash, bark, soot and latex, combined with wax, oil and acrylic paint. She scratches into the surface to produce more texture. She evokes in her paintings an eerie remoteness of some unattainable place. Julia says “My work is concerned with establishing a connection with a feeling, experienced and remembered but just out of reach”.