Julie attained her BA(Fine Arts) from the Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1996.
After an extreme Melbourne summer, she retired to NZ. The Nelson area was very attractive to her and she moved to Wakefield in 2010. In the South Island, the scenery is inspirational. From her studio, she can reference an ephemeral landscape. The mist and clouds constantly change; the light is sometimes dramatic and harsh, sometimes soft and unifying, but always beautiful.
Working traditionally, she pays homage to early landscape painters, J M Turner, Ruskin, and Australian painter Richard Clements who searched for the sublime. she is an intuitive painter, whose work evolves slowly. The surface is worked and reworked to create a sense of depth, space, time and light.