Hi I'm Julia and I love to paint
I've been a creator my whole life. My mum is an Artist too and creating and painting has always been a way to express myself. Entirely self taught, and with great influence from my mum, I started painting more regularly after I had my own kids. I took online art workshops and attended classes here in Cape Town and started to explore my artistic voice. My paintings today explore bright colour combinations and the natural world I see all around me. Nature is my muse and a source of soulful inspiration.
Working with the beauty of Cape Town, South Africa, you will find a lot of local seascapes, indigenous plants and animals featured in my work. Abstract shapes, textures, layers of paint and mark-making peeping through silhouettes are typical of my style. I am also a little in love with turquoise, blues and greens as I find these very peaceful colours.
I paint for my own self-expression (and sanity) and am influenced by many local and overseas artists, mixed-media crafters, doers, dreamers and spiritual explorers. I like to work with acrylics, inks, charcoal, chalk, spray inks and other mixed media on stretched canvas frames.
As a member of various Cape Art Societies, I take part in many group exhibitions and markets which is where I currently show and sell my work. I also have my art hanging in some local galleries such as Chameleon Gallery in Kalk Bay and Blue Planet in Muizenberg.
I take commissions, both big and small and all my work on this site is for sale by contacting me.