Watercolourist Julie Morris bases her work on the local scenery and architecture.
Her recent landscapes are focused on the open spaces of the lowlands in the south of Scotland which includes the soft hills, the rivers and our countryside.
"I like to have a contrast in my landscapes. A lot of light and dark with a dash of colour to bring the painting together."
Julie uses watercolour paints that contain semi- precious stones such as Tiger's Eye, Hematite and Sodalite. These add interesting earthy textures and granulation. She sometimes adds 23ct gold leaf and nearly always paints on thick handmade papers.
Her architectural paintings are of buildings in the old town of Edinburgh. Purely because she has an interest in its history.
She has exhibited those paintings in various mixed exhibitions in the Royal Scottish Academy.