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Julia Poulton is a contemporary abstract oil painter based in North Yorkshire, UK. Her work expresses emotional connection through an intuitive practice. By letting go of conscious thoughts and intentions, Julia tunes into her emotions to  create evocative paintings full of depth and feeling. Trusting the process and embracing the unknown are central to her practice.

“Painting allows me to find a connection with myself and express from a place of authenticity.  Immersing myself in this process and painting intuitively gives me a sense of calm and equilibrium, which is often reflected in the finished artwork.​ Whether its through the colours, the feel or reminding you of a special place, I hope you will find a connection with my artwork that is meaningful to you.”

Julia works from her studio in North Yorkshire, UK. She received a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art at the University of East London in 1994, following which she returned to Yorkshire and after various jobs, overseas travel and raising a family, she pursues her career as painter. Julia's work is held in private collections across the UK and abroad and she is represented by a selection of UK galleries.


Selected Exhibitions​:

Mercer Open Exhibition, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate Sept 2022 - Jan 2023

Journeys Through Colour, Whitehouse Gallery, Scotland Mar – April 2022

Summer Exhibition, The Old School Gallery, Northumberland – Jun – Aug 2021

Interpretations of Landscape, Highgate Contemporary London - Feb 2021

Winter Exhibition Silson Contemporary, Harrogate Jan – April 2019

Art & Contemporary Art Fair York Oct 2018

‘Smash: Visual Art Regrooved’ According to McGee York Oct - Dec 2018

‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition – Blue Tree Gallery, York Mar-Jun 2018

Winter Exhibition Silson Contemporary, Harrogate Jan-Mar 2018

Harrogate Open Exhibition – Mercer Gallery Jun-Sept 2017

North Yorkshire Open Studios June 2017

Spring into Summer, Silson Contemporary, Harrogate May 2017

New Beginnings, Silson Contemporary, Harrogate Oct 2016

Platform Open Exhibition – Morphets of Harrogate 14 – 17 July 2016

HIVE Arts Expo – Harrogate International Centre – Nov 2015

Platform Open Exhibition – Morphets of Harrogate - Oct 2015

Great North Art Show 2015 - Ripon Cathedral, 28 Aug – 20 Sept 2015

Group Exhibition - Number Six Gallery, Pateley Bridge, Aug 2015

Harrogate Open Exhibition - Mercer Gallery, Harrogate, July – Nov 2015

North Yorkshire Open Studios June 2014


‘Highly Commended’ Award at Harrogate Open Exhibition 2017, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate for ‘Those Days’ oil on canvas

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