Julie Morris is a watercolour artist from South Lanarkshire. She has been an artist since the early nineties when her career began as an in-house artist for a mail order company called the Thimble Guild which was based in the town of Biggar. She hand painted on collectable thimbles and then went onto illustration work for labels on whisky and wine bottles. Her illustrative paintings were produced and transferred onto thimbles and mugs which were fired in the kiln.
Since the closure of the Guild, Julie has gone on to paint mainly in watercolours for various art galleries and charity exhibitions in Scotland.
“ For gallery work, I like to paint landscapes using my own sketches and photos of these locations. Occasionally I use my imagination for some and I like to incorporate a bit of collage using old maps and gold leaf to add a bit of interest and texture on handmade paper. I also use a lot of paints that include natural stone pigment in them.”
Julie is honoured to have had her work accepted and exhibited along with others in the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh a few times in recent years.