Julia Timmins is an artist and printmaker who lives and works near to Bridgnorth. She primarily creates wood engravings, linocuts and dry point prints. Wood engraving is a centuries old technique for relief print making. The designs are engraved onto end grain boxwood or lemonwood which allows Julia to achieve a fine level of detail in her prints. Traditional, finely pointed tools are used to engrave the block which is then carefully inked, and a print is taken from the surface. Julia draws her inspiration from the local area, she loves to work from natural forms, plants, flowers and birds and is continually inspired by her garden and the surrounding Shropshire countryside. Julia is an elected member of the Society of Wood Engravers, a member of Mid Shropshire Artists Open Studios and a member of Wolverhampton Society of Artists
This series of mixed media new works uses personal reference material as a backdrop and context for recent investigation. These contextual materials range between the geographical, geological, meteorological and historical to the satirical and metaphorical.
I have lived with my husband in Bridgnorth for over twenty five years having been a teacher of art and design in Stourbridge during most of this time. More recently after retiring I divide my time between several rewarding unpaid occupations and enjoy having the freedom to spend time developing my own work.
My work technique is inspired by Chinese Brush painting. The present subject matter is the result of a trip to China last October. We were lucky to be there on the 70th Anniversary of the Peoples Republic if China. I have recently moved from painting on canvas to paper using different techniques. I am growing more fond of the decorative aspect of expression.
I work intuitively, responding to my environment and the world of my memories. My exploration encompasses different media, and the emphasis is on colour, line and texture.
Painting in acrylic and oils. And mainly lino prints.
I paint, usually with inks. My favourite subject is peacocks.