I was commissioned to write an Irish Blessing and was so taken with the words that I took a line from it for my decorated Christmas message. This is Uncial script using watercolour and digitally added berries!
The original piece is shown below. Written in undecorated italic with sumi ink on Fabriano Accademia paper.
IMAGINATION ENCIRCLES THE WORLD
Walnut ink, gesso, gold leaf and metallic pencil on a stretched vellum disk.
Read about the making of this piece here.
Painted lettering in gouache with gold leaf decoration on vellum.
Watercolour, acrylic ink, pointed nib, witch pen,
masking fluid & pencil on Saunders Waterford paper for both.
A Persian design as a banner at the head of a poem.
Gold leaf, gouache and Fine-tec gold on Fabriano Artistico HP paper.
Illustrated four line verse by the Japanese poet, Dogen.
Birthday gift from a husband to his wife.
Copperplate style in chinese ink on Fabriano paper. Blossom painted in watercolour.
Extract from a 43-line poem - "A New Child" by George Mackay Brown - commissioned by a father for his children.
Italic script, Chinese ink on Fabriano paper.
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Fraktur styled capital R for child's
christening gift. Gold leaf and gouache
on Fabriano Artistico paper.
A hand-painted initial is something lasting, a decorative object to be treasured, a thoughtful and individual gift.
I'll help you select from an exciting array of historical or contemporary
letter styles and decorative elements to create your special illuminated letter.
Favoured colours or themes can be incorporated to produce a beautiful and unique design.
Gilding and vellum are optional.
Monograms are also available.
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A circle of family names intertwined and embellished with gold hearts.
Gold leaf, gouache and pastel on Arches watercolour paper.
Please contact me if you would like
one created for your family or
someone close to you.
Many lettering designs and colour combinations available.
Julie is a calligrapher, lettering artist and illuminator living in the East Anglian countryside. Her starting point for calligraphy was a weekly adult education class at the City Lit in London. Following her move out of the city in 2005, Julie continued with her studies and trained under many prominent calligraphers, eventually progressing to a professional level. She accepts commissions and teaches regularly.