Julie Collins

BA Hons, Art (Painting), University of Reading 1980-84
AWARDS
2019 1st Prize, The Watercolour Award, Royal West of England Academy of Art, Bristol
2016 1st Prize, The Watercolour Award, Royal West of England Academy of Art, Bristol
2011 The Royal Watercolour Society Award, RWS Open Exhibition, London
2008 ING Discerning Eye, Regional Award, London and South East, London
2008 St Cuthberts Mill, 1st Prize, Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition, London
2006 Daler Rowney Award, Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition, London

RESIDENCIES AND PROJECTS
Artist in Residence, Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu Estate, Hampshire, November 2016
Artist in Residence, The Observatory, Lymington Nature Reserve, Hants, 2016
Artist in Residence & Art project leader, Museum of Farnham, Surrey, 2013-2015
Life Today Project, Art for the visually impaired, Hampshire County Council, 2006 -2008
Artist in Residence, Gilbert White’s House, Hants 2000 – 2007

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 ArtSway, Hampshire
2017 Isle Gallery, Isle of Man
2015 Studio 42 Gallery, Isle of Man
2015 Art of the Garden, Museum of Farnham, Surrey
2012 Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey
2012 Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour, Joint show

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019 Royal West of England Academy Annual Exhibition, Bristol, 1st Prize Winner
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Mall Galleries, London
Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London
Fine Foundation, Durlston, Dorset
Moncrieff Bray Gallery, Petworth, West Sussex, Autumn Exhibition
Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Summer Exhibition
Studio 42 Gallery, Isle of Man
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2018 Royal West of England Academy of Art, Bristol, October-November
Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London
Atkinson Open, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
Broadway Festival, Cotswolds
Southampton City Art Gallery
Coastal Gallery Summer Exhibition, Lymington, Hants
Wykeham Gallery Summer Exhibition, Stockbridge, Hants
Hampshire Art Fair, Hampshire
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Mall Galleries, London

2017 Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Mall Galleries, London
Wykeham Gallery Summer Exhibition, Stockbridge
Art Sway, with Coastal Gallery, Sway, Hants
Studio 42 Gallery, Isle of Man
20th Anniversary of the Sayle Gallery, Isle of Man
2016 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, Watercolour Award 1st prize
Discerning Eye 25th Anniversary Prizewinners Exhibition, Temple Church, London
Shortlisted for NOA
ArtSway, with Coastal Gallery, Sway, Hants
Winchester School of Art, Winchester
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Mall Galleries, London
Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge
Coastal Gallery, Lymington, Hants
Studio 42 Gallery, Isle of Man

2015 Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hants
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2014 Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey
Yew Tree Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
Museum of Farnham, Surrey
Clydesdale Bank, Guildford

2013 Shortlisted for NOA
Hackwood Art Festival, Hampshire
Baker Tilly with Guildford Arts, Guildford
West Dean College, West Sussex, Drawing Exhibition
Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour
McAllister Thomas, Fine Art, Surrey

2012 Discerning Eye, London Selected by Albert Irvin RA & Gerald Walker ING
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Royal Watercolour Society, London
West Dean College, West Sussex
Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour
Bath Contemporary Gallery, Bath
McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Surrey

2011 Discerning Eye, London, Selected by Brian Sewell
Bristol Art Fair with Sarah Wiseman Gallery
Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
Royal Watercolour Society, London
McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Surrey
Bath Contemporary Gallery, Bath

PUPLICATIONS
2021 Colour Demystified, Search Press
2019 Colour Mixing guides, Acrylic & Oil French editions
2019 Colour Mixing guides, Watercolour, Acrylic & Oil Chinese editions
2018 Colour Mixing guides, Watercolour, Acrylic & Oil Russian editions
2016-2017 A-Z of Colour in Watercolour, 26 articles, Artist magazine
2017 Colour Mixing guide, Watercolour French edition
2016 Colour Mixing guide, Oil, Search Press
2015 Colour Mixing guide, Acrylic, Search Press
2015 Colour Mixing guide, Watercolour, Search Press
2013 Painting Flowers with Impact, Chinese edition
2007 Colour Mixing Index – sponsored by Winsor & Newton, David & Charles
2006 Painting Flowers with Impact – Taschen, German, Dutch, Spanish & French
2005 Painting Flowers with Impact in Watercolour – David & Charles, UK & USA
2003 Artists Problem Solver (co author), Collins
Freelance writer for the Artist magazine since 1999

ART EDUCATION
Freelance Art tutor to MA, BA, Foundation and A’level students.

SOCIETIES
Elected Associate Member of the Society of Women Artists 2019
Vice Chair of Bournemouth Arts Club, Dorset

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