Julie Connor (Originals)

Julie Connor (Originals)

Julie’s new collection is inspired by her love of cities. “Growing up in a small country village, big cities have always captivated me. London and Paris in particular hold a special place in my heart.”

A cityscape painting is a snapshot in time. But in reality, cities are a buzz of excitement and activity with bursts of colour. Julie aims to create this atmosphere and energy with the use of bright colour, dark moody skies, and the addition of random marks, squiggles and splatters, to give the piece movement and vitality.

“Cities are often depicted as being grey and dismal but I don’t see that. Whenever I exit the tube or metro, I see beauty, magnificence, grandeur and a piece of history. That is what I embrace in my work.”

Julie works from her home studio in Essex as this is where she’s most content. She endeavours to connect with her audience by providing escapism, reducing stress and promoting feelings of well being.

The rewards she gains from creating art for her collectors are very similar to those gained through nursing: helping people through something within herself.