About The Artist
As an Artist, Julz is drawn to the painterly tradition, focusing on the process of physically painting and where it takes her work. She is energetic and frantic as she works, the finished texture reveals this with her thickly applied paint.
This process however is not only limited to mixing or pushing and the final application of the paint but the ‘bigger' whole practice of being ‘Plein air’. For Julz walking into or boating towards the destination all becomes part of the process. Her pre-sketches, drawings chosen subject, living it, breathing it and experiencing it in all weather. Julz's current work is based on the Hawkesbury River and Sydney Coast line where she gathers memories and information then returns to her studio to apply these experiences to the canvas.
Julz’s intent is for the audience to feel engaged with the energy of the landscape. Her works are both an expressive piece of the whole process, and an embodiment of how it actually feels to be there.
Her paintings have a sense of intense energy. She paints ‘Alla prima’ with a vigorous and spirited application.
Exhibitions and Qualifications
AUGUST-Solo Show Otomys Melbourne
MAY- Solo Show Michael Reid's Northern Beaches Gallery SELL OUT SHOW
MARCH- Country Style group show Michael Reid's Gallery Murrundi SELL OUT SHOW
MARCH-Mini Release Michael Reid's Southern Highlands Gallery SELL OUT SHOW
MARCH- 2nd-12th SOLO Show Michael Reid's Northern Beaches Gallery SELL OUT SHOW
NOVEMBER-SOLO Show Michael Reid's Southern Highlands SELL OUT SHOW
MARCH- Pittwater Artist Trail 27th + 28th Local Artist Group Show
June -Michael Reid Northern Beaches Gallery Group Show 16th- 23rd June
July- Michael Reid Northern Beaches Gallery Group show 15th-24th
July- Pittwater Artists Trail 24th + 25th July
September- Michael Reid Northern Beaches 27th September Group Show
November- Pittwater Artist Trail 6th + 7th CANCELLED but Catalogue available
November- Michael Reid Northern Beaches Gallery Birthday Group Show
Mosman Gallery 2088 Group Finalist
JUNE - Michael Reid Sydney Gallery "Studio Direct" Group Show Landscape
SEPTEMBER 15th-20th Michael Reid Gallery Group show "Country meets City"
OCTOBER - POP UP show "Bondi Wash" stores Paddington and Bondi
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER- 18th NOV Michael Reid Berlin Group Pop up Show
DECEMBER - Michael Reid Studio Direct Newport Group Show
Dignity Group Show December
Quays Marina November -Jan 2020
Hamptons House Solo Show Nov-Jan
Finalist National Emerging Art Prize ( 2021)
Finalist Lethbridge Landscape ( 2021)
Finalist Mosman 2088 (2020)
Finalist Mosman 2088 ( 2019)
Finalist Hornsby Art Prize ( 2019)
Finalist Northern Beaches Art Show ( 2019)
Bachelor of Fine Arts from University NSW College of Fine arts
MARCH -Michael Reid 'Country Style show'
MAY- SOLO Michael Reid Northern Beaches Gallery
AUGUST- SOLO OTOMYS Gallery Melbourne
Michael Reid Sydney Chippendale January Exhibition 2024