Julia has been painting botanical watercolours since 1998 when she joined an adult education class in South London.
She now tutor classes in Bath as well as exhibiting regularly. Julia has exhibited internationally, has work in collections worldwide and has received a number of awards for watercolour paintings.
Julia’s work has been selected for inclusion in the Transylvania Florilegium presently being created under the umbrella of the Prince of Wales’s Foundation Romania to record in a permanent way the flora of Transylvania
2016 - Bates Award for Excellence, ASBA 19th Annual International Exhibition.
2014 - RHS Silvergilt medal for @Parrot Tulips’
2014 - New York Botanical Garden bronze medal, ASBA ‘Weird, Wild and Wonderful’ exhibition
2013 - RHS Gold medal for ‘Nature in Waiting’
2013 - St Cuthberts Mill Award, SBA exhibition
2012 - RHS Gold medal for ‘Larger than Life - Fading Flowers Observed’
2011 - Highly Commended for Joyce Cuming Presentation Award, SBA exhibition
2010 - St Cuthberts Mill Award, SBA exhibition
2009 - RHS Silvergilt medal for ‘Fading Beauty’
2008 - RCHS Silver medal for watercolours of leaves
2008 - RHS Gold medal for ‘Leaves - Celebrating Imperfection’
2006 - Kirstenbosch Gold medal for South African native plants
2006 - RHS Gold medal for ‘Leaf Portraits’
2004 - RHS Silvergilt medal for ‘Fungi’
2001 - RHS Silvergilt medal for ‘Streptocarpus species’
Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society (fellow)
Society of Botanical Artists (associate)
American Society of Botanical Artists
Bath Society of Botanical Artists (friend)
Shirley Sherwood Collection • Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh • Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Lindley Library, London • Chelsea Physic Garden Archives • Private