A mum of two and a general Julia, I'm a Public Liability Insured local artist, face and body painter and glitter tattoo-ist.
Qualifications and experience:
I have trained with some of the world's celebrated face and body artists, but no no art degrees or masters here. After getting a D in my art 'O' level at 16 I instantly gave up hope of going on to study art and went and got a 'proper' job!
There really wasn't much that would
stop me drawing and painting on anything that sat still though, and within 2 years I was regularly being commissioned to paint one of a kind t-shirts for all sorts of folks,
make little pieces of jewellery and draw up company logos and tattoo
designs too!...so aged 18 (nearly 30 years ago!) I started my first
little art and gift business.
Being the creative sort I continued to find ways in all avenues of my work, hobbies and home to paint, draw, make, design, sew, embellish, alter and play with. I have learnt from books, life, friends, meditation, art groups and the internet and never stopped taking on a myriad of little commissions. From portraits to abstracts, decorative books to jewellery, from rainbow coloured hair dyeing to tie dyeing and even creating, producing and marketing my own set of meditation cards.
So here we are, 30 years on, I've worked with children and adults alike, often bringing heaps of art materials with me, and still love every working day :)