Julie Ann Knowles is a South Yorkshire based artist with an early passion for painting, encouraged by a brilliant art teacher at Aston, she went on to Art College in Rotherham and then Newcastle.
However the need for a ‘proper job’ cut in, and a successful career in the Civil Service lasted 32 years. The passion for painting never stopped and Julie continued to paint, tackling a variety of subjects, including many years doing pet portraits. At last from 2010 she has painted full time. Julie paints mainly in oils, with landscapes as her favoured subject, for now. Julie gets her inspiration from the views and quick sketches she captures whilst walking regularly in the Peak District.
Julie has exhibited widely over the years and sold to private collectors in the UK and abroad, including Australia and Canada”