Julia initially trained as an Illustrator at Manchester Polytechnic and gained first honours degree in 1985, it was here she began her career as a professional Illustrator. Julia was commissioned to work on numerous projects including Alice in Wonderland by Octopus Books and Beauty and the Beast by Frederick Warne.
Julia’s family originate from Skye and it is here where she finds inspiration for her current work. Julia loves the natural world, especially trees, and tries to capture the essence and beauty of nature with paint. She particularly enjoys exploring the use of colour and loves to experiment and take risks with its application.