I'm Julia Weston, a London based part-time artist, part-time educator. My shedstudio is in my back garden and is where you'll find me in any moment I can find to play, explore and grow my skill set.
I'm a mixed media artist working on cradled panels and on paper in a wide range of mediums including acrylics, inks, collage, mono-printing from anything I can find to hand and lots of drawing tools, including free-hand machine embroidery. I take inspiration from a growing consciousness of what it is about life that lights me up - be it worn surfaces or repeated patterns - and from visits to Portugal and I tend to become obsessed with an idea, which I then explore at length.
Working in sketchbooks is a part of my practice and it's how I start my shedstudio sessions and find my flow as well as allowing more freedom and explorations into my art - and I have dedicated shedstudio days on Mondays and Fridays. I'm also constantly learning by taking courses led by practicing artists whom I admire. Nicholas Wilton's CVP 12 week intensive programme, which I took in Spring 2021 and again in 2022, was one such course which has really deepened my painting practice and my understanding.
I'm a member of ArtCan, an artists led non -profit arts oragnisation and a member of Global Artelier 21, a collective of 9 artists who met during CVP in 2021.