Julie Parkinson

Julie is a proud Cumbrian but moved to the North-east to study in 1974, and has lived and worked in and around Durham ever since.

Her first exhibition of paintings was at the Kemble Art Gallery in Durham in 1977, and this was followed by many other one-woman and shared shows mainly around the North of England.

Recently she moved back into education, achieving a 1st class Honours degree in 2009 followed by an MA in Fine Art from Sunderland University in 2011.

The natural world and landscape have always fascinated, intrigued and excited her, being brought up in the wilds of Cumbria, she supposes it inevitable that it would have an immense impact on her approach my painting and choice of subject matter. Loving the light, colour and space in landscape - it has always signified mystery and familiarity in equal measure to her.

"What excites me is the landscape itself, devoid of people, and the way that nature takes over so quickly and hides man's efforts to change it so effortlessly. I’m fascinated by the claustrophobia and intensity of forests, by the shifting, jewel-like quality of reflections on water, by the moodiness and immensity of the sky, by nature’s endless patterns and textures."

Selected Works

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Autumn leaves

autumn leaves

Kiln glass 15x15cm
£70

Autumn leaves 2

Autumn leaves 2

Kiln glass 10x10cm
£30

Blue Ird Pebble Platter

Blue Ird Pebble Platter

Kiln glass 10x15cm
£54

Blue Irid Pebble Platter 2

Blue Ird Pebble Platter 2

Kiln glass 10x15cm
£54

Coasters

coasters

Kiln glass. Select colour at checkout
£18 a pair

Irid Green Platter

irid green platter

Kiln glass 10x15cm
£40

Irid Maple Plate

Irid Maple Plate

Kiln glass 15x15cm
£70

Irid Small Maple Plate

Irid Small Maple Plate

Kiln glass 10x10cm
£25

Large Summer Plate

Large Summer Plate

Kiln glass 20x20cm
£110

Long Maple Platter

Long Maple Platter

Kiln glass 10x30cm
£90

Med Green Blue Leaf Platter

med green blue leaf platter

Kiln glass 10x15cm
£45

Pebble Plate 1

pebble plate 1

Kiln glass 10x10cm
£28

Spring Platter

spring platter

Kiln glass 10x20cm
£55

T-light Plates

t-light plates

Kiln glass. Select colour at checkout
£15 eachh