About

Welcome to my watercolour world of forest creatures and birds that are painted in my studio overlooking the beautiful Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.

Since moving to the area in August 2016 I have fulfilled a life long ambition, to paint, pure and simple. Being self taught, every time I pick up a paint brush is a lesson, in handling the colour, allowing the paint to blend and mix and knowing when to stop!

I’m impatient for the little faces of my subjects to appear and feel a bond with them as we travel through their creation. Sometimes they battle with me, sometimes they’ll happily glide onto the board, either way I’ll refer to them as one of my “babies” when they are fully there, as crazy as that may sound!

I’m endlessly fascinated by the birds I see from the window while I’m eating breakfast and this is how my day starts with ideas popping into my head at various times of the day, with late night ideas being sketched out before sleep.

Thank you for visiting!

Julie
Watercolour Puddles

All images are my own and belong/are copyright to Watercolour Puddles