About Julia Wakefield
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I have drawn nearly every day since the first time I picked up a pencil. Drawing is a language that I love to speak and will never tire of learning. The accidental effects and the myriad colour choices generated by relief and intaglio printmaking inspire me to step outside the box. These days I also experiment with digital processes, starting with a drawn image and sometimes combining handmade prints with digital prints.
I always feel compelled to draw and paint the beauty of the natural world that I see in my local environment. I live near the beach and enjoy long coastal walks as well as exploring underwater, but I’m equally at home in forests, both in the Adelaide Hills and in the northern hemisphere where I grew up. The more I depict what remains of wild Nature, the more aware I am of the fragility of our ecosystem. We are all part of this natural cycle and are ultimately responsible for the welfare of our planet. I also love to depict human beings, both male and female, in our natural state: as the animals that we are, untrammelled by clothing, unadorned by the trappings of wealth and status.