Zentangle by Design
Artist based in Wiltshire, UK specialising in fine ink, up-cycled products, clay and textiles
Unique and original designs
Julie was born in Woking, Surrey. Her parents were both quite creative. Her father began his career as a draughtsman and her mother was a hairdresser who had a good flair for art and sewing. As an only child, Julie would often amuse herself with drawing and painting and developed quite a passion for anything creative.
She studied various subjects at school and college, including art, dressmaking, cooking and embroidery. Despite her teachers trying to encourage a more academic route, her focus was always on art which she studied through to 'A' level obtaining a respectable grade. With little encouragement from school she unfortunately never had the confidence to take her art any further, but it was always an enjoyable hobby of hers.
After leaving college her career took her down the path of HR before marrying and starting a family. She stayed home to raise her young children and later worked in retail and a primary school.
Some years later when her circumstances changed she moved from Surrey to live in Wiltshire. With a new perspective on life and the beautiful surrounding countryside, Julie became inspired. She particularly liked Bristol and it was there she discovered Mandala. Fascinated by the fine detail and intricate patterns, her love for art was rekindled. From thereon she began to experiment with various ideas and designs. She was in her element!
After researchng Mandala further she discovered the world of Zentangle®. By developing her own unique and original style she incorporated patterns into her designs of everyday objects, animals and flowers.
Today she enjoys working from her Wiltshire studio where she loves painting, clay modelling, pencil drawing, fine ink and tie dye.
The gallery page showcases an example of her work to date which not only includes her Zentangle designs but also a selection of her other work. There are also two designated pages of her current collections: Petalwood and Whizzies, all of which are available to purchase at Etsy.
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All Julie's designs are available to buy and she will happily take on commissions if you have a particular theme in mind. If you would like to discuss your requirements or have any queries about placing an order, please do not hesitate to do so so on the enquiries page.