Julia Timmins was born in Wolverhampton and now lives in rural Shropshire, she trained as a fine jeweller and is a fellow of the Gemmological Association. Julia worked for many years as a jewellery designer and production director in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.
Julia uses the skills and attention to detail, developed by working with jewellery, in her prints.
"It has been a natural progression for me to use my jewellery making and designing skills to create prints. I love to work from natural forms, plants, flowers and birds and I am continually inspired by my garden and the surrounding Shropshire countryside. I respond to the rich patterns in nature and translate these into prints."
"When I am printmaking I prefer to draw my designs fairly loosely onto the block, this allows me to take inspiration from the design and respond to it, I can then use my traditional tools to render the details - this is the part that I enjoy the most."
Julia is an elected member the Society of Wood Engravers and a member of Wolverhampton Society of Artists. She supports both societies being Secretary for the Society of Wood Engravers and Exhibition Secretary for Wolverhampton Society of Artists. She is a member of Mid Shropshire Artists Open Studios, regularly holding open studio events. Please see the events page for more information.
"Open studios are ideal for people to learn about my creative process and to find out more about traditional hand printing methods, I really enjoy meeting people and chatting about printmaking"
Society of Wood Engravers 80th Annual Exhibition - 18/10/2017-21/07/2018
Wolverhampton Society of Artists Annual Exhibition - Wolverhampton Art Gallery - 23/09/2017-19/11/2017
Society of Wood Engravers 79th Annual Exhibition - from 11/10/2016
Wolverhampton Society of Artists Annual Exhibition - Wolverhampton Art Gallery -08/10/2016-13/11/2016
Junction Festival of Arts Exhibition - July 2016
Wolverhampton Society of Artists Annual Exhibition - Wolverhampton Art Gallery - 24/10/2015-27/02/2016
Wolverhampton Society of Artists Exhibition - Nuneaton Art Gallery - 26/09/2015-15/11/2015
Wolverhampton Society of Artists Exhibition - Framers Gallery Wolverhampton - 27/09/2014-25/10/2014
Wolverhampton Society of Artists Annual Exhibition - Wolverhampton Art Gallery - Autumn 2013