Based in the Dingle Peninsula, the talented Yorkshire artist Julie Beckett is making a name for herself as an innovative Impressionist-style painter of flowers and landscapes and more recently as a printmaker.
Employing a variety of mixed media for a three-dimensional effect, together with a rich oil finish, her flower paintings beautifully capture both the fragility and strength of each flower. They are noted for their 'living' nature, due to the luminous quality of the oils.
Lately, Beckett has introduced hand and machine sewing techniques, along with metal finishes into her mixed media paintings. This can be seen in paintings such as ‘My House’ and ‘Scoil’.
Originally from the North of England, Beckett moved to West Kerry in the mid-1990s. Inspired by the local scenery, as well as a fascination for creating different textures, she has since developed her unique style of landscape painting which more than does justice to the natural world around her.
Beckett makes her etchings using a traditional and technical process using copper plates, rosin dust and acid. Another method employed is known as the drypoint technique, which can be seen in her more recent etchings of Kinsale shop fronts and the robin. Each print is then made by inking and printing the plate onto paper by hand on a press.
Beckett's paintings are represented in a number of private collections in Ireland, England, Holland, Israel and the United States.
Julie welcomes you to view her own unique style of paintings by appointment at her studio in Ballyferriter.
Commissions welcome. Go raibh milé maith agat, Thank you