By Picture Perfect
On 24, Sep 2013 | In Local Artists | By Picture Perfect
Local Artist: Julia Hargreaves
“If there is a message in my work, it’s conservation first and last. It devastates me to see how so many people don’t make the connection between wasteful habits and protecting the environment. This planet is our home, we all live in it and conservation is essential, not just for other animals but for our own survival too, every one of us. It’s just that fundamental.”
Chosen for the 2009 and 2010 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Birds in Art, and two times Canadian Ducks Unlimited National Art Portfolio winner, British Columbia artist Julia Hargreaves trained in England and graduated with a Masters degree in art from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Her art has been published internationally and in 2004 Julia was chosen out of thousands of artists worldwide to appear in the International Artist publication “How Did You Paint That? – 100 Ways to Paint Still Life and Florals, 2004.
Julia illustrated ‘Birdscapes—a Pop-Up Celebration of Bird Song,’ with text by Cornell University, published by Chronicle in Oct 2008. Her painting of a Great Horned Owl was selected for the first Artists for Conservation exhibition at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in New York Sept 2008.