Julia Anderson, a native of England got her first set of oil paints from her parents at age six. She has never stopped painting since. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Richmond after spending her teenage years living in Williamsburg Virginia where she was exposed to some of the best of Early American art and historic finishes. She calls herself a complete artist due to her wide use of mediums and surfaces and broad range of artistic talents from oil paintings and murals to painted furniture and a many types of faux finishes.
Many of her oil paintings are described as refined primitive in style. Julia draws inspiration from the early untrained primitive artist but creates her own style with composite design and intense detail whether the painting is of a town or commission of an individual home and surroundings. Her plein air landscapes of low country marshes, birds and wildlife give great attention to color and detail and are also depicted in her unique style of painted furniture. Her works are commissioned and shown throughout the United States and Europe.
Julia’s murals vary in subjects due to the wishes of the client but many are inspired by the marshes, waters, birds and landscapes of the South Carolina Lowcountry and are included in private homes and plantations, hospitals and corporate buildings throughout the United States. Murals of all sizes can also be painted on canvas to allow for removal.
Her pigment based faux finishes can be found in many homes and businesses. She takes pride in and is amused by the fact that many of them are completely unnoticed as a finish such as a heart pine mantle with a marble surround or a trompe l’oel ceiling medallion. “It’s only a really good finish if you have to tell someone it’s painted and not the real thing” Julia also does the wonderful glazing styles that are so well loved in London drawing rooms and that made the English Country Style famous worldwide. Careful application of layers gives walls and other surfaces an incredible depth and translucency that is impossible to achieve with paint.
Julia’s works have been seen in Southern living, Savannah Magazine, Verandah, and Southern Accents and the Historic Beaufort Foundation’s book “Beaufort” depicting the historical homes of the city. Julia has two sons, one in the United States Coast Guard and the other a PGA Tour player. Her home and studio is on Cat Island in Beaufort, South Carolina.
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