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Introducing

Julia Christie

About

I am a landscape painter/teacher living on the Isle of Skye. I initially trained at Manchester Polytechnic and obtained a first class honours degree in Illustration. I was commissioned to work on numerous projects including Alice in Wonderland by Octopus Books, Beauty and the Beast by Frederick Warne. In 1985 I moved to Gloucestershire to work at the Prema Project Arts centre in Uley, working as an artist in residence. It is here that I began my teaching career. I worked with a variety of community groups, art colleges, prisons, and was the art teacher at The Nelson House drug rehabilitation centre for 10 years. I ran weekly painting and drawing classes from my studio in Stroud. I moved to Skye in 2013, to the village of Ardvasar. This is where my mother grew up and where I spent many happy childhood holidays.

My home and studio here on Skye are well placed to draw upon the inspiration of the environment. I have wonderful panoramic sea views across the sound of Sleat, where I daily observe the natural dramas of the ever-changing weather and elusive ‘Skye light’. My passion is to capture and express the differing moods and atmosphere of the place. Since moving to Skye I have been inspired and set free to develop a new painting style, where the challenge is to capture and recreate the fleeting nuances of the forces of nature – sea, air and light. I am particularly fascinated by the light and how it plays on the sea and distant mountains, always surprising, and a never ending challenge to paint! I host a selection of residential painting retreats from my home and studio on Skye, I enjoy sharing my passion and love of this beautiful island with others.

A selection of Julia's work

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4 Responses

Paul
Paul

March 28, 2019

Hi Julia,
I really love the seascapes you have shown on Artdiscounts “Artsy” website and how the beatiful scenery is decorated with the sparkling light effect which aims to dazzle the observer and gives your paintings that extra special landscape quality so reminiscent of the sea around The Isle of Sky. Thank you for sharing your work here it is inspirational.

Kind regards,
Paul

MATTReSS
MATTReSS

March 28, 2019

wonderful Julia. a pleasure to view!

stephen r welham
stephen r welham

March 28, 2019

Brilliant paintings truly inspirational

Regards Steve

James Wingheart
James Wingheart

March 28, 2019

So very Beautiful , Peaceful and Spiritually Uplifting ! Thank You ! Many Blessings ! Namaste ! James 🙏💞🙏💞🙏💞🙏

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