Julia’s map like illustrations connect people with place, whether they are culture vultures on tour or locals who want to love up their home town. Her whimsical illustrations communicate a child-like vision and offer a playful and honest interpretation of the world in which we live.
Although Julia did not start drawing Cityscapes until mid-life, her true creative journey began as an eight year-old child. Camping and touring Europe in the summer holidays with her family, Julia discovered a world of wonder beyond the sheltered upbringing she had in England. Each day, she drew and wrote about the castles and palaces, zoos and beaches that she visited with her sisters and parents.
Two of little Julia’s travel journals still survive. They show the origins of a unique creative talent that almost half a century later, connects people to places that are close to their heart, coming alive through her unique, spirited handwriting, which captures the sense of awe and wonderment of a child.
Over the last decade, Julia has created more than a thousand artworks, most of them commissioned by prestigious retailers across the globe, and made into beautiful product by her curated portfolio of licensees.