How would you describe your work to someone who has never seen it before?

It was the different tastes in the layout and objects in peoples kitchen’s that was the inspiration behind these collages.


How did you start off in the arts? How/when did you realise that you were an artist?

I can’t remember a time when creativity wasn’t important to me and this was formalized when I went to Chelsea School of Art in the 1960’s.


Please describe a typical day of art making for you.

There is no typical day. Whether in my studio or outside, most days I work.


What contemporary artists or developments in illustration do you find interesting right now?

Inspiration has come from art and cultures of all times.

How long does it typically take you to finish a piece?

Each piece has a different time scale. It is good to have a piece around for a few days after it is finished as it very often isn’t.


What do you do (or what do you enjoy doing) when you’re not creating?

Always looking! At books, shops, markets, galleries, exhibitions, people, images, objects old and new.


Any advice for aspiring young illustrators?

Keep your eyes and ears open and keep working.


See more of Julie’s work here