Julie Sumner lives near Deal and creates 'Drawn Paintings'. Various techniques have been developed using a mixture of chalk pastel, graphite, charcoal and paint. The canvases are hand made by the artist from cutting the wood, to pinning and stretching the fabric over the frame. Paintings are often created in a series that is time based and are in response to the changes of light and weather in the local landscape and by the sea.
After a career and bringing up a family, Julie Sumner graduated from the University of the Creative Arts (UCA) Canterbury with a degree in Fine Art and won the Watts Gallery Winsor and Newton Painting Prize for her expansive, colourful and whimsical 'Doodle Series' paintings in Summer 2017. These formed the basis of the 'Flat Out' series, exhibited in November 2019. She is currently painting 'Sea Signatures' paintings and 'A Year of Skies' 2020.
(Hard at work in the studio space and covered in black pastel dust!)