1968 - ?

As Julie Dawson, she was born at Ipswich in 1968. Julie trained at Canterbury taking a B.Sc. and Diploma in Occupational Therapy and worked in psychiatry. An occupational therapist and specialist in mental health using art as a therapeutic tool and has lived and worked in many places both in the U.K. and abroad. A mostly self-taught artist developing her skills by having tutorials from other professional artists to improve techniques. Most of her work uses an 'impasto' style with oil paints, palette knives and the use of hands with paints being applied in layers over several weeks, working on several canvases simultaneously. Her paintings tend to evolve as the paints are mixed and different tones are created, generally they are impressionist contemporary landscapes. Her subjects are often related to local Suffolk landscapes, particularly water-based areas such as reeds and rivers, although each picture evolves during the painting process perhaps leaving only a figment of the original image. A Member and regular exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Society and a full member of Suffolk Open Studios. Julie has also exhibited both in solo and mixed shows including at The Old Rectory Campsea Ashe; Snape Maltings; The Old Printworks Gallery, Saxmundham; 'Art on the Prom'. Felixstowe and her works are on show at Vanil, the interior design shop in Church Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Website: http://www.juliedriscoll.co.uk

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