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Watercolour Classes

New classes will be starting in June in the Southend on Sea area and online. To get more information please register your details by clicking on the button below


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Julie Ford

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I love variety so I create in oils, acrylics and watercolour and soft pastels and am always exploring styles and mediums. 

I am an Associate Artist for Unison Colour soft pastels and in  2022 I hosted their free, 5 day facebook challenge, Take Me to the Beach for a global audience of over 1000. 

Unison Colour Julie Ford

I love to help others discover their own inner artist so I teach regularly in person at local classes and online. I also give demos for art clubs and groups.

Join me in our lovely, friendly facebook group  Julie Ford Art 


Phot of the Artist Julie Ford

Southend Portrait Artist of the Year Competition

I'm excited to be taking part on 28th April at TwentyOneSouthend


Painting Holidays 2024 and 2025

I am delighted to be teaching on art holidays in Italy, Spain & Portugal

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Available Original Artwork

Available Originals

Workshops and Tutorials

Workshops in person

Next Soft pastel workshop 6th April

No skill or ability is needed to enjoy a soft pastel workshop or art class. Spending a few hours playing with colour will leave you feeling like you have been to the spa. Relaxed, chilled and upbeat. You will also have a piece of work to take home with you to be proud of. What's not to love?!

Online, live workshops

Paint along with Julie in real time in live, online workshops

Recorded tutorials

Learn in your own time

Watch step by step recorded tutorials in your own time



"I had a fantastic day and surprised myself but Julie is a wonderful teacher. So I am not surprised at all I finished the pictures." 


"Enjoyed the session - didn't know I could do it. Length of time for doing the practice and final picture was about right. Thank you Julie. Very good teacher and a lovely thing to do."


"A really good session!  Well planned out and plenty of opportunity to ask advice. Looking forward to the next one. " 

A short clip

This is an excerpt from one of my online tutorials

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