Julie Irvin - collograph print maker
Julie Irvin has lived in Circular Head for over 20 years and the subject of her collograph prints is landscape, the objects that she finds in them and the designs these elements make.
"Nature is my inspiration, its colour form and line. The shapes and patterns of branches and leaves, textures of bark, the negative spaces between trees, the contrast between different patterns and how they relate. There is so much to explore and find in nature and I enjoy the process of discovery. In my work I encourage the viewer to see the landscape in a new light and to look closer at what we have and appreciate it's beauty."
"The collograph process I use involves slicing, engraving and scoring segments with a blade to add pattern and texture to the surface before applying ink."
"I was born in Griffith and after some years moved to Tasmania to live. Eventhough I have settled in Tasmania, Griffith still has a big place in my heart and I will keep coming back."
Julie works from her Stanley studio when she is not exploring local gardens or travelling the country lanes and quiet roads through Tasmania's temperate forests, keeping her eye out for new things to print.