Julie Adlard

Julie Adlard studied Combined Craft Design at South Bank University and Advanced Ceramics and Painting at Kingston College.

Julie's inspiration comes from her travels and she loves to work on both landscapes and harbours from around Devon and Cornwall. Her work is bright and bold and has a naivety that makes you want to smile. Julie has an intuitive use of colour and uses it to create work that provides an emotional response to a place. The harbour scenes create a feeling of homecoming and have a certain nostalgia.

Julie is particularly interested in surface texture and produces pieces using mixed media. She works in a unique way using clay and fabrics to create collage paintings. The shapes of the buildings and boats etc are cut from clay and adhered to the canvas together with other materials. Then they are over painted using acrylics and glazes which gives vibrancy to the work.

She uses clay in her work as a way of freeing herself up and to create relationships between elements of the painting, fluid paint and strong edge mark making. The clay work can bring the subject to life, to make the painting tactile and much more than a 2 dimensional object.

Julie's unique clay paintings can be found in galleries throughout England. She also works on private commissions for corporate and private collectors. Please contact Tiny Gallery if you would like to discuss a commission.