Julia has been painting botanical watercolours since 1998 when she joined an adult education class in South London. Hooked from day one, she loves to depict the beauty and detail of nature and is particularly drawn to specimens that are less than perfect such as autumn leaves, seed heads and fading flowers. She starts most of her paintings using layers of wet-in-wet techniques to create form. Detail and texture is then added using drier painting methods. Her subjects are often depicted larger than life.
Julia is an experienced tutor of some fifteen years and runs Botanical Art classes in and around the beautiful city of Bath as well as leading workshops for botanical art groups around the UK.
Exhibiting regularly, Julia has work in collections worldwide including the Shirley Sherwood Collection, the RHS Lindley Library and Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh. Amongst her numerous awards Julia has four prestigious RHS gold medals and has twice been awarded the St Cuthbert Mill Award at the annual SBA exhibition.
In 2014 Julia’s illustrations were seen on Royal Mail Post & Go British Flora stamps and her work has been selected for inclusion in the Transylvania Florilegium presently being created under the umbrella of the Prince of Wales’s Foundation Romania to record in a permanent way the flora of Transylvania.
Contact DetailsWeb: http://www.juliatrickey.co.uk