The best way to describe Julia Harris artists is in her own words
I am a Welsh artist, living in Mid Wales.
The way I paint is from inside me. It’s not some mechanical action learned or mimicked: my work is a portrayal of all my happy, sad, joyous and turbulent feelings. I think that my passion for painting is revealed through my approach to my work. My work has been described as energetic, vibrant, theatrical, romantic and erotic. Certainly, I feel that it expresses the essential me.
Dolfan Barn, Beulah, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys
Tel: 01591 620413 / 07973 717207
Update July 2015
Kerry Vale Vineyard on the Shropshire/Powys border is pleased to announce a special watercolour
demonstration by Welsh artist Julia Harris on Friday 17 July.
The event will be part of Julia’s Exhibition, which will feature a wide variety of original watercolour paintings and limited edition prints and will run the Vineyard 3 – 26 July.
Julia will host the two-hour session between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, and the subject will be ‘Quirky Cows’. The demonstration costs £5 per person and will include a glass of Kerry Vale wine.
Julia Harris is a watercolour and mixed media artist, recognised for her collection of whimsical cows and charcoal hares, She is also establishing herself with more serious fine art work. Her work has been described as energetic, vibrant, theatrical and romantic which she feels sums up her personality.
Julia will share her expertise in watercolour techniques, focussing on exploring various approaches to painting different subjects. Julia comments “I really enjoy watercolour as it’s a temperamental medium. I use a lot of water and push it around the paper until I get the effect or atmospheric feeling I want. During the demonstration I will show how I building mood and texture into my paintings”.
This live demonstration is open to anyone interested in art and or Julia’s work. No artistc skills or knowledge are required to attend! Places are limited so booking is essential.
Julia Harris will also be available on the evening to talk to attendees about her work, which will be available to view and purchase.
Julia’s exhibition launches Friday 3 July and can be viewed in the gallery above the vineyards shop and café during opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm.
Please visit www.kerryvalevineyard.co.uk or call 01588620627 to book
As part of Powys Arts Month Julia Harris will have an open studio Sunday to Friday. She will also be running two workshops at Wyeside Arts Centre: Exploring Watercolour on 31 May and How To Use Interactive Acrylics on 14 June. £15 or £20 materials supplied. Spaces limited, book through Wyeside: 01982 552555.
Julia Harris Artist and illustrator is preparing for a busy and inspiriting time, with an exhibitions and book illustrations in the pipeline for 2015.
In calibration with Adele Nozedar, author of the hedgerow foraging book, Julia is illustrating a children’s book, with a mischievous Ginger Tom who steel a magic saddle, you will have to get the book when it has been published to find out the whole story.
The First exhibition of year will be with the Brecon Women’s Art Festival held at Brecon Theatre in March. This year’s title is ‘The Muse’
Julia with equine Ceramist Tracy Baker are working hard for their forthcoming exhibitions titles Animal Magic to Be held at The
Gate Gallery in St Clears in September. It will then travel to The Pen-y-Cae Inn, for another month as Antony Christopher is mad about Mearkats and Julia has used his menagerie of animals for the models for some of her work that she will be producing for her Animal Magic exhibition.
Early summer will see her at The Elan Valley Visitor Centre, where her work will be on display and you will be able to meet the artist as well, as she will be in attendance at the exhibition demonstrating her watercolour techniques.
In addition she is an active member of The Big Skill and will be attending many of their events throughout the year, including The Fringe at Brecon Jazz at the Cathedral in August.
For more information for events or if you would like to purchase Julia’s work visit www.juliaharris.info or contact her at Julia@juliaharris.info