Julie Walker (aka Fickle Nellie)
Julie is an artist exploring mediums such as mixed media, collage, printmaking, mosaic and jewellery.
She often finds herself searching for early 20thcentury design pieces that have a strong connection to childhood memories of her grandmothers and is drawn to imagery of women from early to mid-20thcentury as the style of these eras was strong and distinct, with clean lines and elegance in design.
A big part of her artistic process is collecting and categorising objects that form a basis to Julie’s works. Traces of these objects come through in her work of collage, mosaic and printmaking process, specifically monoprints.
She is a great believer in recycling and repurposing which is mostly included in her mosaic pieces, resulting in pieces created from her large collection of vintage china.
Julie has an intuitive process and a fascination with the aesthetic and tactility of vintage jewellery and design. This yearning is for a time when there was more attention to detail in design, craftsmanship, beauty and sustainability, which contrasts to the mass production of cheaply made disposable items in modern society.
The combination of Julie’s experience as a woman and relationships experienced collide with inspiration from vibrant colours, texture and unique patterns, resulting in a merging of these influences in her works.
Each piece of Julie’s work is unique, one of a kind and contains an essence of her style and personality, which sometimes can be a little bit quirky.