Julia paints life-affirming, dreamlike landscapes. They have a lush, organic, yet liminal quality. The many layers of natural and abstracted forms reflect the mystery of the subconscious world. The sensuous patterns and floating shapes mirror the complexity of relationships and, indeed, life itself. Her paintings are microcosms of the universe; a jungle of watery vegetation and organic growth beneath the surface. Julias work has water as its central theme; ways of getting in and out, being submerged and disconnected from the stresses and constraints of the land-based world. She loves colour and she loves to swim.