Artist Bio or Statement / Bio de l’artiste ou la déclaration
With underpinning knowledge gained from international CP educators, Ann Kullberg, Lee Hammond and vocational training provided by London Art College, Julie Ann Maguire describes her style as illustrative with hints of realism. As an art correspondence student since 2006, she has attained some personal goals, including a Best of Britain Award 2012 in the Leisure Painter magazine for “Jubilee in Isolation”, followed by a rework of the “Patriotic Still Life” image appearing in Ann Kullberg’s CP Hidden Treasures publication in December 2013 and as an open international exhibit at Royal Birmingham Society of Arts Gallery in April 2014. “Cradle for an Ape” achieved a Best Newcomer Award during the Derwent World of Coloured Pencil Exhibition at the Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick, Cumbria in March 2013, however, Julie’s greatest achievement so far has been to scoop the prestigious Daler-Rowney Award with her CP painting, “Cock-a-doodle-do” at the annual Patchings Art Festival, Nottingham, run by the Artist and Leisure Painter magazines, in June 2014. Although mainly focused on CP media, Julie also enjoys experimenting with graphite, acrylic, pastels and occasionally gouache. She is influenced by the popart genre and lives in awe of Roy Lichtenstein’s legacy.
COLOURED PENCIL WORKS / LES OEUVRES EN CRAYONS DU COULEUR