Julie Collins was born in the Isle of Man in 1962. After studying Fine Art at the University of Reading from 1980 to 1984, BA Hons, Art (Painting) Julie has travelled, painted, drawn, written and taught.
Julie works from her studio at Milford on Sea. The mixed media paintings are ‘abstractions’ from real life, where Julie explores the relationship between recognisable forms and the open ended process of creating. She builds up subtle layers of colour and texture with water based paints and mixed media. Here a dialogue between the foreground, mid ground and background is created which gives a subtle depth to her work.
Julie’s loose understated use of colour and form enhances a depth of tone and texture within the surface of her work. Her work possesses an overriding sense of calm.