Julia has been painting botanical watercolours since 1998 when she joined an adult education class in South London.
She now tutors classes in Bath and beyond, as well as exhibiting regularly. Julia has exhibited internationally, has work in collections worldwide and has received numerous awards for her 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
2019 - Shortlisted for Sunday Times Watercolour competition.
2016 - Bates Award for Excellence, ASBA 19th Annual International Exhibition.
2014 - RHS Silvergilt medal for ‘Parrot Tulips on Black’
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’
Fellow of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society
Bath Society of Botanical Artists
Society of Botanical Artists
American Society of Botanical Artists
Shirley Sherwood Collection, London
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Lindley Library, London
Chelsea Physic Garden Archives, London
Private collections worldwide