Julia comes from an artistic and musical family and has been painting and writing most of her life. She is past president of New West Artists (NWA) and a poetic participant of RCLAS (The Royal City Literary Society). At one time, Julia was a (very) part-time web designer and editor working from her home.
In art, Julia favours watercolours; the serenity of her landscapes evokes a deep spiritual connection with nature. Her love of the ocean, trees, and flowers is highly evident in both her paintings and her poems and short stories. Julia paints vibrant acrylics; flowers, waterscapes, and whimsical groupings are favourite subjects.
Photography has become a passion; her photos often appear unexpectedly in some of the art exhibits.
Julia has displayed paintings and photos in various local shows at Columbia Square; the Anvil Center; The Gallery in Queen’s Park; the Gabor Gasztonyi Studio Gallery; several New Westminster Cultural Crawls; at Century House; plus NWA Christmas shows at the Shadbolt Center.
In 2014, Julia’s watercolour submission “Other Goodbyes” was selected for the Love, Loss and Loyalty: Community Reflections inaugural exhibition at the Anvil Center, New Westminster as part of the unveiling celebrations of the nationally recognized WAIT FOR ME DADDY memorial.
Her first solo exhibit “There is Nature in Poetry” was held at the New West Public Library in June 2012.
Julia’s poetry has been published in a number of RCLAS e-zines plus the 2015 Royal City Poets Anthology. As well, she received Honourable Mention in the 2016 Write On! Contest for her non-fiction article, “A Question of Breeding”.
Living in New Westminster with one delightfully companionable and amusing black and white cat, animal lover Julia is very happy to be exploring more art and writing on her own while she develops her mediumship practice and spirituality.
~ September 2023