Julia Loken

Site Number: 54
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Bismarck Palm
Region: 
Eynsham - North & West
Artform: 
Painting

Media:
Painting

My art career has developed over the years from a series of happy accidents. Without any formal training, I worked for 20 years as a freelance botanical illustrator, preparing pen and ink drawings for botanical textbooks. Then, in 1980, I began to paint seriously. I have always liked the translucency of watercolour, and my love of plants naturally led me to choose these as my favourite subjects.
Since then, I have held over 40 solo exhibitions in England, as well as some in France, Switzerland, and the USA. As a member of the Society of Botanical Artists, I participate in their annual exhibition in London. I have lived in Eynsham for almost 50 years, and have held Artweeks exhibitions here since 1985.
I am very fortunate in having a large garden, where I can indulge my passion for plant collecting, and cultivate many of the plants that I wish to paint - vegetables, ferns, and leaves, as well as flowers. I also enjoy painting local landscapes.

Venue

Myrtle Cottage
Tanners Lane
Eynsham
OX29 4HJ
Telephone: 
01865 881404
Email: 
julia@loken.co.uk
Facilities available: 
Accessible for Wheelchairs, Open Studio

Opening Dates and Times

May 2021
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Times: 
11am-6pm

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