Julie is a Cape Town based artist specializing in large oil portraits of African woman and children. She loves to capture the expression and emotion in her subjects’ faces, especially in their eyes, and it is this, that has been a large contributing factor to the success of her work.
Julie completed her Fine Arts degree at Pietermaritzburg University in 1990. She was born in Johannesburg and lived in Gauteng until her move to Cape Town in 2010, so Africa is her heart and her inspiration. The intense use of colour, wide brushes, texture and a palette knife add accents and character to her paintings.
Julie has exhibited her work at the AVA Gallery, Studio Art Gallery, Kirstenbosch Gallery, Youngblood Gallery and now at KnexT Gallery. The paintings she has sold hang in people’s homes in India, Canada, the UK and a number of beautiful homes in South Africa