By Abbey Cannan
A local artist who has held galleries around the world from Paris to Hong Kong will be featured in the upcoming Noosa Open Studios Art Trail event.
From her own studio gallery in Noosa, Julia Carter’s paintings overflow with optimism, energy and a sense of celebration; such is her attitude to life.
Enjoying an experimental approach, she captures the natural world in breath-taking form weaving together textures, symbols and vibrant colour.
Julia said she was excited to be apart of the Noosa Open Studios Art Trail event for the fourth year in a row.
“I will be welcoming visitors who can enjoy and relax in my light bright contemporary gallery space and experience the optimism energy and joy of my colourful paintings,” she said.
“I will also be having a special Noosa Open Studios sale.”
Born in England, Julia received an honours degree in sculpture and literature, from the University of Liverpool in 1989 specialising in decorative arts, alluding to the rich textural quality seen in her paintings today.
“When I paint, I believe that the passion, the happiness and the joy I feel for life flow into my work and radiate outward to the viewer, making a positive connection wherever it is needed,” Julia said.
“As a child I always enjoyed creativity, but it wasn’t until I began to paint following an accident that I realised it was something I wanted and needed to do forever.”
In November 2010 Julia was invited to take part in the International Creative Energy Exhibition, Estense Castle, Ferrara, Italy.
“My painting journey so far has been a wild adventure; exciting, demanding, exhausting and incredibly rewarding, with lots of surprises along the way,” Julia said.
“From an international show in an Italian medieval castle, speaking on a New York panel of successful artists to having my work hung in the Foyer of the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane.
“I know that my learning of art is a lifelong practice and I look forward to always evolving and growing.”
Visit Julia’s exhibition at 6/33 Gateway Drive, Noosaville from October 9 to October 18 between 10am and 4pm.