I transfer images from large planks of wood & also directly from objects which are found in the landscape in which I work. A proportion of my work is constructed or drawn on the landscape - fish, cetaceans and more ambiguous images.
Julian has been exhibiting at the gallery since 2003 and has had four solo shows to date:
Wye Yew: 19th April - 12th May 2007
Bird, Fish & Animal: 4th - 20th June 2009
Blue Fin: 26th April -12th May 2012
Migration: 11th - 26th May 2017
Born in 1952, he studied life drawing at the Camden Institute in 1971, followed by three years at Exeter Art College. In 1977, he travelled to Zambia, Malawi & Botswana before settling back and becoming a small holder bee farmer. In 1989 his work was included in the Royal Academy Summer exhibition, where he won the C.C.A. Gallery Award and he has continued to be included ever since. He was awarded the Giles Bequest Prize administered by the V&A & British Museum in 1990, along with the Lowick House John Purcell & Len Tabner Print prize in the same year. He has won many more awards since then & exhibited extensively throughout the country with several residencies. His work is in numerous private and public collections including the V&A & the Natural History Museum. His 160 metre Colonsay Whale has been included in a geographic feature by map makers Ordinance Survey as a hill carving site.
David Buckman Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945, 1998 & 2006, vol.2, p.1092.
Carry Akroyd Wildlife in Printmaking, Langford Press, 2011, p. 11, 66-71, 164.
Northern Arts, 96 from 96: A Year in the Visual Arts in the North of England, p. 9.