Growing up on a 20,000 acre cattle property in central Queensland, Julie spent a lot of her childhood wandering in the bush. The native Australian flora was the backdrop of her adventures, and she remembers thinking how different these trees and flowers were from her Mum’s beautiful exotic plant garden around the house.
Since her early wanderings, her appreciation of the unique beauty of our Australian flora and fauna has grown and it provides her with constant inspiration for her lino prints. She is overwhelmed by the form and colour of our iconic trees, flowers and birds.
She uses these images to create intricately carved lino blocks, which are then hand printed in limited editions (which reflect her age when the print is created). Each print is then hand painted with water colours. In this way each image is slightly different.