Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist
Julie studied at the Banff Centre, Alberta in 1986 and received her BFA from Queen’s University with a major in printmaking. She has made her home for the past twenty five years on the unceded Coast Salish shared lands of xwməθkwəyəm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver. Julie has had solo shows of her print-based work in 20 public galleries across Canada and participated in well over 40 juried exhibitions, including 23 international credits. She primarily works in lithography and woodcut although her next series will be a graphic novel about the art world in serigraphy. Julie has taught workshops across Canada for over 30 years and has been a popular artist in residence with the Vancouver School Board and ArtStarts for a decade. She is currently at Tecumseh Elementary. Julie was President of CARFAC BC for 5.5 years, 4 years as BC Representative for CARFAC National and 3 as their Treasurer. A big believer in creative expression, Julie supports her family, art and advocacy work by working primarily in the hospitality industry.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Samples of my work
Bedtime Stories was inspired by and created for my young daughter. As a parent reading to my child, the evening ritual became a meditation on the psyche of bedtime stories. How do worlds of giants, fairies, mythical beasts, dead mothers and dangerous quests prepare us for our life’s journey? While I puzzled through the designs deciding what was necessary, moving or superfluous and recognizing secondary designs by what bears repeating, I saw the parallel to raising a child. How could I spread out a world of warmth and beauty, yet prepare her for the wolves she is bound to meet? What delicate lines do I sew to give her the courage and independence to go to grandmother’s house alone - without straying from the path? Full disclosure, my baby is now 22 years of age, but I still think the work can be enjoyed by another generation of parents and children.