• Julie Nash

Julie Nash

‘Acrylics are my favourite medium for painting and they deserve to have more recognition. I have used Daler-Rowney acrylics for many years and love the versatility and creamy buttery consistency of Cryla. This range of artists’ paints has amazing pigment density so you really get your money’s worth out of each tube, actually making this a very cost effective option in the long run. As a professional artist I am also looking for consistency of quality and pigments and I get this with every tube, every time. My students also use Daler-Rowney products, many choosing System 3 to begin their journey into Acrylics. The slightly different consistencies of these two ranges complement each other perfectly.’

Julie lives on the Fylde coast of Lancashire. Her desire to draw and paint was first kindled by pictures in ‘Ladybird’ Children’s books and Disney films, and she can remember being captivated by paintings and drawings from a very early age, wanting to understand how it was done.  Encouraged by her mum, she was a regular winner of Childrens’ art competitions. Thanks to gifts of art materials for Christmas and birthdays, Julie was able to teach herself to use watercolours and oils whilst still at school.

Her first artistic subjects were animals and Julie has always been attracted to painting animals of all types. Over the years this sustained interest in the natural environment and has intuitively honed her observation of the world around her, thereby developing and improving her artistic skills in this genre.
A more recent addition to her portfolio is human portraiture, something she has been keen to develop for some time. Now her portfolio encompasses animal and human portraiture, Pets, Wildlife, Equestrian, Landscape and Still Life genres.

Her portrait of ‘Police Horse Invincible’ has been adopted as the logo for the Lancashire Constabulary Retired Police Horse Benevolent Fund.
Another police horse themed painting ‘Close Encounter’ was a professional finalist in the 2010 Society of All Artists ‘Artist of the Year’ competition.

Julie is a perfectionist, keeping her studio and working methods organised and planning her work carefully. Far from inhibiting her artwork, this approach gives her greater creative freedom as her work can flow naturally, with everything to hand, enabling her to work without interruption, maintaining the connection to the painting.

After graduation Julie worked as a freelance illustrator and commissioned artist.

Julie is a popular tutor of leisure classes, gives private tuition, demonstrations and workshops on a variety of subjects and media.

Her book ‘How to Paint Cats and Kittens in Acrylic’ is due for release in September 2012.

 

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Forthcoming Personal Exhibition:

September 2011: The Solaris Centre, Blackpool

Professional Qualifications:
BA (Hons) Art & Design: Scientific& Natural History Illustration.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education.
Member of the Institute for Learning.
Contemporary Figure and Portrait certificate.
Life Drawing certificates.

Exhibitions include:
‘The Not the Turner Prize’, Mall Galleries, London
‘National Exhibition of Wildlife Art’, Liverpool
Association of Animal Artists Annual Exhibitions
Blackpool Art Society Annual Exhibitions
Society of All Artists ‘Artist of the Year’ 2010 commended professional finalist with ‘Close Encounter’

Contact Julie on 07412285322     
e-mail: Julie@lickychickstudio.co.uk    website: www.lickychickstudio.co.uk

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