Julie has also just won the prestigious Buxton Spa Harold Riley Sketchbook prize, receiving a cheque for £2,000. This 'en plein air' competition is judged by the likes of Ken Howard and Pete ‘the Street’ Brown, real doyens of the painting world.
"I am very proud and surprised to win this award as I’m such an impulsive, immediate artist and don’t produce fancy well-worked sketchbooks and pretty writing! It’s real warts and all and lots of throwing watercolour about! However, they seemed to appreciate the honesty and integrity of it. I suppose it shows how ‘real’ artists work. I’m hoping my good year continues into November at HIVE!"
You will find Julie on Stand C5 at HIVE 2015.
Buxton Spa Prize Website
The Facebook page for the prize