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Southend Portrait Artist Competition 

My heat
Sunday 28th April,  11 am - 4.15 pm

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I am excited and scared in equal measure to be taking part in the Southend Portrait Artist of the Year Competition.

Come and join us to watch the heats in person.  There is also an exhibition at the end of the competition. Follow on IG for more information


Other dates

7th April 2024 Heat ONE

28th April 2024 Heat TWO

12th May 2024 Heat THREE

2nd June 2024 Heat FOUR

9th June 2024 THE FINAL

9th June - 16th June 2024. Southend Portrait Artist 2024 Show.

Art Holidays 

I am excited to be teaching on art holidays in Tuscany, Sicily and Andalusia in 2024 and in Portugal and Devon in 2025. Click on the link to find out more.

Winter Edition Pastel Society fo the West Coast Magazine

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February Edition of of Essex Life Feature  2024

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Current & Future Events

Solo Exhibition 2024
Monday 8th January -  Monday 12th February 12th 

No 41 and 42  are soft pastel paintings on display from 7th October to 31st December  as part of the exhibition


Solo Exhibition,  January 8th  to 12th February, Twenty  One, Southend-on-Sea

Two Tree Gallery, January Exhibition, Guest Artist, Small Things Make a Difference 

PSWC Magazine  Pastel Society of the West Coast of America . January feature

Rivenhall Art Group Demo 9th Jan

Southend Art Club Demo, 13th jan

Show Up Southend 29th January, Give it a Go Craft Event 

Flavours Holidays   Art Tutor

Sicily 19th to 26th May

Tuscany 01 - 08 June

Andalusia 12 - 19 Oct




Show Up Southend - Winter Rochford: Snowy Robin workshop funded by Rochford Council

ShineOn Creative Basildon - Funky Highlander workshop

Exhibition, Autumn Shimmer and Snowy Landscape  

59th Essex Open, Beecroft Museum Art Gallery, 

Exhibition, Hullbridge Group Exhibition

Demonstration , November, Rivenhall Art Group

Southchurch Art Trail 18th to 29th September

Demonstration, September, Rayleigh Art Group

Exhibition, The Ironworks, Southend on Sea

Tutor, Wednesday Art Club, Havens Community Hub


Established The Soft Pastel Club

Hosted the Unison Colour 5 day facebook soft pastel challenge Take Me To The Beach with 1000 attendees online

Tutor at The Havens Community Hub for Age Concern

Workshops for Bosom Pals, local breast cancer charity

Demonstration Rivenhall Art Club

Tutor at Create98, Leigh on Sea

Westcliff Art Trail, The Haven Community Hub

Leigh Bistro Restaurant, Exhibition, Leigh-on-Sea

Hidden Talents Magazine Featured artist

Art on the Wharf Leigh on Sea

The City Gallery, Group Exhibition, Southend on Sea  

Create98 Solo Exhibition, Leigh-on-Sea  

Leigh Community Centre, Solo Exhibition, Leigh-on-Sea


Demonstration Southend Art Club

Munnings Art Gallery Museum -  Invited Artist 2021 Plein Air Tableau Art Auction

Julie was one of 23 artists invited by the Munnings Museum to paint a gypsy tableau set up in the grounds in a tribute to Sir Alfred Munnings work. The resulting artworks were offered for auction by Reeman Dansie Auctioneers on behalf of the Museum 

Hullbridge Art Exhibition 

Featured in Ecoliving Magazine

Beecroft Art Gallery Museum - Lockdown Exhibition,

 The Old Boatyard was exhibited for 4 weeks

Accepted as juried Journeyer Member of the Pastel Guild of Europe

Recipient of South East Creatives Business Development Grant


Appointed Associate Artist Unison Colour. 

Artist & Illustrators Magazine - featured artwork in June 2020 as one of top 3 Editors Choice. Before the Storm

Boldbrush Competition with Fine Art Studio Online - featured artwork in top 15% of most popular works June 2020. Evening Take Off

 Tutor @ Create98, Leigh-on-Sea 

Southend Art Club Group Exhibition

Solo Exhibition, Leigh Community Centre

Hidden Talents Magazine
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