bio

Abstract Expressionist mixed media /Melbourne, Australia

I paint to let go, to flow, to feel freedom and joy, to grow away from fear, to see where art leads me.
I love the sensation of painting without the need to exact form, to have structure, to balance. I find images come after letting the colours and patterns move into something spontaneous. I love colour and light. The fuchsia & magenta tones, turquoises, deep greens, rich oranges and earthy ochres. My heart connects with the sun, rain, water, ferns, leaves, and the browns and reds of the Maori people's cultural art of my homeland New Zealand. The symbols that call to me are swirls, flora, faces, birds, nets, nests and baskets. I allow images and words and meaning process into being. I am a sensitive thinker, and this shows in my work, as a bit too serious at times. I am learning to accept, appreciate and trust, that this is my message, my way.

I live in a green, leafy suburb of Melbourne, Australia. I studied drawing and graphics at the Elsternwick School of Art, for a few years, when I was working with fabric design and creating women's fashion ranges during my career as a fashion buyer for a national department store.
 I am a psychotherapist, now, using counselling and hypnotherapy to help my clients to connect to their highest potential in life. I am also a spiritual healer, currently both a member of a sacred healers circle, and a psychic mediumship group, and have taught meditation groups for 8 years.
I have held art therapy workshops, as well as teaching embroidery and textile art some years ago.

 I only recently returned to doing art through a new inspired interest in mixed media, collage, abstract painting and art journaling. Currently I am combining different elements in my art work; paint, collage, pencil and ink. I have taken many online classes, and have been lucky enough to do workshops in person with Misty Mawn, Tracy Bautista, Flora Bowley, Ro Bruhn, Orly Avineri, Tracy Verdugo, Liza Zeni to name a few.

I am currently following and am inspired by: Wallace Whitney, Jane Davies, Bob Burridge, Conn Ryder, Orly Avineri, Mary Nomecos, Krista Harris, Val Rossman.


If you should wish to contact me you can email: (juliahrose@hotmail.com).