Julia Christie Skye waves painting
Seascape painting Julia Christie
Julia Christie Sea Squall painting

I initially trained as an illustrator and obtained a first class honours degree. I have illustrated numerous books and publications including Alice in Wonderland for Octopus Books and Beauty & the Beast for Frederick Warne. I have been teaching art to various groups and individuals for over 3 decades.

Over the years I have been moving away from the intricate style I’d developed for illustration into larger and more expressive landscape paintings. I now live on the beautiful southern peninsula of the Isle of Skye. Here I draw my inspiration from the dramatic landscape and the ever changing weather and ‘elusive Skye light’. My main objective being to capture the mood, essence, and atmosphere of a place. The forces of nature; sea, air and light and the ever changing drama is what excites and challenges me to paint.

I exhibit regularly at the Gallery An Talla Dearg, Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye. My work is also on permanent display in the gallery/studio at my home in Ardvasar, Skye.

I offer a selection of residential painting retreats from my home and studio on Skye where you can relax, unwind and discover the artist within. Set in a stunning location with breathtaking panoramic sea and mountain views from the house and studio, the bespoke courses cater for all ages and abilities. Numbers are limited so you will have plenty of expert individual tuition. Non-painting partners welcome.

Come and share my passion and love of this beautiful island. See dates – KnoydART Skye Retreat.