Julie Walker (Fickle Nellie)
What art do you make?
Mosaics, collage and jewellery.
What is one of your proudest achievements as an artist?
Completing “Mother Nature” – a mosaic female torso in 2014.
This was my first piece of work that I had ever exhibited. It was also my first year as a TAM member and it was very exciting to be part of the group’s “Branching Out” Exhibition at Montsalvat.
To receive the “People’s Choice Award” for“Mother Nature” was extremely encouraging and although I felt some sadness in selling the piece it was great to know that my work is appreciated and valued by others.
I am proud to be part of TAM who is a supporting group of amazing women artists.
What are you most excited about creatively right now?
I have recently begun to explore collage. This is new for me and I am really enjoying combining a variety of mixed media in my work. I have always been inspired by pattern and texture and am excited by the discovery of Japanese Rice Paper with its delicate texture and beautiful patterns. As I am very tactile the ability to combine different textures on timber is very exciting and the possibilities are limitless.
What wouldn’t you do without?
My family, music, coffee, time to create and exercise.
Where can we find your work and connect with you?
As a TAM member I exhibit at group exhibitions and am a stallholder with What’s In The Box Market, Box Hill.
My work has been included in the Artists on Were Street Exhibition which takes place annually during August/September in Montmorency.
I live in Greensborough, Victoria and have a home based studio where I work from and I am able to meet up personally if required.
I have an Etsy store which can be found online and a business page on Facebook and Instagram (please see links below). Alternatively you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org