Being an RAF baby Julie Ann lived abroad until age 6. She then grew up in the South and North of England. After leaving school, she set off to find her real father, see the world and spent an eventful and adventurous few years abroad. After working as a catwalk model in Israel, touring as an actress in California, and travelling around much of Eastern Europe doing mission work, she returned to England and settled.
Having excelled in art at school, she began to paint once more. Being dyslexic however, she decided to teach herself oils by painting everyday for a year in her studio. After much hard work her style emerged and she started to create her dazzling oils. Julie Ann then spent 20 years living in the English Lake District, selling to galleries nationwide. She now lives in Dorset on the south coast of England. For over 10 years her work was exhibited to great acclaim across the UK and was distributed byDe Montfort Fine Art, Englands largest art agents.
Julie Ann’s acclaimed oil paintings stun with their examination of light breaking through into unexpected moments of joy and hope. Whether swirling underwater scenes, breathtaking landscapes, seascapes, florals, nebula or koi carp, they all capture those tiny, fleeting moments in their vibrancy and mood.
“Life is fast and fierce. Sadly, a lot of very pure moments of what I call 'soul visions' are lost in the rush. My paintings capture these secret hidden beauties that seem to drain away almost as soon as we see them. Like when we are driving along and we see a sudden fabulous view that is breathtaking, but then the moment has passed. I’m inspired by not only capturing them but inventing them too. Using my imagination, I create my own ‘soul visions’, and inspire others to remember theirs.” Julie Ann Scott