Title: Blustery Day, Port Nicholson
Medium: Reduction Linocut – original print on paper
Status: Original Print
Dimensions (cm): 43 x 43 (framed)
Julie’s work features an iconic view of Wellington with St Gerard’s Church and Monastery situated on the cliff above Oriental Bay.
Julie wanted to capture the view of the boatsheds through the trees but found that the houses on the hillside of Mount Victoria demanded to be captured as well. The print is a reduction linocut, which means that you gradually cut away the lino each time you need to print the next colour.
About the Artist
Following several years in fine art adult education, Julie discovered printmaking about 17 years ago and has been hooked on the process ever since.
Julie has explored a number of different printmaking techniques including etching, screenprints and collograph, but her recent prints concentrate on relief techniques, particularly linocut.
Julie usually works with multiple linocut blocks, cutting a separate block for each colour. The process is a combination of calculated design and intuition, as certain effects cannot be controlled or foreseen at the outset.
Her work tends to feature wildlife, a particular passion of Julie’s, but she also love capturing the weather and movement, and a lot of texture and pattern tends to be expressed in my prints.
Julie has exhibited and sold work at a number of small group exhibitions, the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and the 2016 NZ Art Show. She is a member of the Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand.