Oil by Julia Finzel
West Bay, Dorset
Julia Finzel is a painter, printmaker and photographer working in Brixham, Devon. Julia has exhibited in the U.K. Italy, Japan and America and has illustrated several books. Harper Collins published Julia's children's book, 'Large as Life' in 1991.
In 2001 Julia and two other artists were chosen to represent The Association of Illustrators at the Design and Copyright World Congress exhibition in London.
Her work has also been collected internationally. In 2011 Julia's work was included in the 'Art of the Traditional Circus', a book by Robert Fountain and the exhibition at the James Harvey British Art Gallery, London. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter gave Julia a solo show in 1998. In 2007 Julia Finzel had her second solo exhibition in Venice and also took part in the handmade book exhibition organised by 'La Bottega del Tintoretto' print workshop in 2006 and 2007.
Julia has just completed making a book of etchings titled 'The Dancing Matador' which is celebrating 40 years of printmaking at Dartington. Julia Finzel has a Master of Arts in Documentary Photography. She also has a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Julia is a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen and The Double Elephant print workshop in Exeter. Animal welfare is reflected in my work and also my environment, especially the Devon coast.
This piece is depicting a particularly memorable day just after a strom and the strong winds almost lifted us off our feet. Leaning back into the wind we marvelled at the pounding waves, beautiful grey skies and white horses. The electricity in the air was tangible. West point Bay is a stunning place to visit and paint and I go there as often as I can.
Oil on Canvas
Framed in an Open Frame