A circle of family names intertwined and embellished with gold hearts.
Gold leaf, gouache and pastel on Arches watercolour 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.
Work in progress
I've become increasingly drawn to decorative patterns, mainly from historical manuscripts but from more contemporary sources too. This is a gilded piece on vellum I'm working on, my interpretation of an illuminated border fragment by Attavante from a missal of Pope Leo X (Florence, 1513-1521).
[Source : The Cambridge Illuminations p157]
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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.
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