Julia is a photographer who works with two main themes. The first is landscape photography producing evocative, and often almost abstract images that capture the landscape with a fresh perspective. She is passionate about Norfolk, particularly the sparseness of the coast and big skies that make her feel very small and in awe of her surroundings. She mainly takes her landscape photographs in winter, when the skies are delicate greys and there is a cloak of mist across the whole vista or haze on the horizon. Favourite spots are North Norfolk beaches at Holkham and Holme and the wonderfully desolate Breydon Water near Great Yarmouth.
The second strand of her work is the reworking of vintage photographs to produce new, contemporary interpretations. Small original photographs in sepia become large colourful images using a range of photographic techniques. In her current project she is using her own family album and the results will be shown in a solo show in late summer.
Julia has an MA in Public Art and Design from Chelsea College of Art and prior to moving to Norwich in 2001 was a lecturer in Art and Design in Surrey. She exhibits her work in Norfolk, Suffolk, London and Budapest and in 2016 was the winner of the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society Prize for an outstanding work of art. Judges described Julia’s artworks as “quiet elegiac landscape photographs”.