A LITTLE ABOUT JULES

 

"As an artist, business owner, teacher and mother (not necessarily in that order), I constantly struggle with the delicate balance between doing the things I love and the things I must.

 

Life can be chaos. The same can be said for many; I know I’m no different to others in this regard. In fact most of my creative friends, male and female, have all the same struggles. Thus far in my life, however, I have been privileged enough to make a living doing the very things that I’m compelled to do… making art, teaching art and working with creative people.

 

My challenge for myself is to sort through the chaos and emerge at the other end – happy, fulfilled and accomplished at all the things I do.

 

No regrets.

 

My works reflect my head-space, my surroundings, my passions and concerns. I love the elements of design and regularly incorporate patterns and textures into the surface of the works.

 

In the last few years I began to illustrate children's picture books; this side-step has turned out to be an amazing discovery and I feel that I've found my niche in the creative world.

 

I believe that being creative, in whichever form you desire, is the key to a balanced & healthy mind. Living on the South Coast of NSW in Australia, I am actively involved in the local arts community and I am very grateful for the fabulous culture that abounds in the slice of paradise that I call home. I also encourage my children to be creative, think creatively and do creative things.

 

I love to paint first and foremost, but I also love other creative pursuits like playing my ukulele and singing – I’m not that good at either of these musical endeavors, but I do love them!

 

It’s all about being passionate and being involved in life.

 

With the love and support of my wonderful family and friends, I continue on my chaotic journey of creativity and discovery, slowly meandering my way towards the ‘true’ art that is uniquely me, if such a thing exists?"

 

BIO  (the short version):

 

  • I was born in Camden, NSW, Australia

  • I moved to the south coast as a child and completed my HSC there

  • I trained as an art teacher in Sydney, completing a B.Ed (Visual Arts) at ACU

  • I taught for 9+ years in Sydney before moving back to the south coast  
  • I currently own and teach various art classes at House of Jules Art Studio

  • I produce a variety of art and craft items, paintings and books

  • I live in Milton, South Coast NSW with my husband Greg. We have three children – Mitch, Chelsea and Jasmine

  • I've always had a passion for art making and I love all things creative including singing and playing ukulele

 

CV

WORK & GENERAL

  • 1992-2000: Secondary Visual Arts Teacher – John Paul II Senior High & Terra Sancta College, Sydney

  • 2000 – present: owner/manager/teacher – House of Jules Art Studio, Milton  NSW

  • 2005-2017: Coordinator Escape ARTfest - Southern Shoalhaven Arts festival

  • 2008 – 2018: owner/manager – Splatters of Milton, retail art supply & gift store

  • participated in many local and regional exhibitions, won several prizes and is actively involved in the local arts community

AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  • 2021 Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of meritorious service to the creative arts community

  • 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay - Baton Carrier

  • 2015 Rotary Clubs of Australia - Paul Harris Fellowship for dedication to the community through the visual arts

  • 2012 Inaugural Milton Ulladulla Business Woman of the Year - an award to celebrate the achievements of a local remarkable woman who has made a significant contribution to local business

  • 2010 Healthy Cities Illawarra - recognition for founding Escape ARTfest, The Southern Shoalhaven Arts Festival

 

PUBLICATIONS & ILLUSTRATIONS

  • CD cover Design : Females on Fire Series 1, 2 and 3,  Warrior Girl Music, LA, USA

  • CD cover Design : The Art of Man,  Warrior Girl Music, LA, USA

  • Regular contributor : Australian Ceramics and Pottery Magazine 2004 – 2010

  • Design cover : Australian Ceramics and Pottery Year Book 2007

  • Illustrator : When I Grow Up by Jasmine & Julie Sydenham
    Harbour Publishing House, 2012

  • Illustrator: Harmony Loves to Sing by Marie-Louise Taylor
    Harbour Publishing House, 2012

  • Illustrator: A Hippopotamus in the Sink by Chelsea Boulding
    Harbour Publishing House, 2013

  • Illustrator: Corianda The Tortoise by Alan Cunneen
    Harbour Publishing House, 2013

  • Illustrator: Sonoma Meets Miss Mouse by Di Morrissey
    Harbour Publishing House, 2014

  • Illustrator & Contributor: VIEW From The Heart
    Harbour Publishing House, 2015

  • Illustrator: Everton & Will by Di Morrissey
    Harbour Publishing House, 2015

  • Illustrator: Oceans Around Australia by Chelsea Boulding
    Harbour Publishing House, 2015

  • Illustrator: Surfer Boy Bo by Di Morrissey
    Harbour Publishing House, 2016

  • Illustrator: The Birds The Sea and Me project with Anna Jarrett and Shoalhaven Schools through NPWS, Harbour Publishing House 2016

  • Illustrator: Ula's Magic Island by Di Morrissey
    Harbour Publishing House, 2017

 

EDUCATION

  • 1991  Bachelor of Education
    (Visual Arts/Consumer and Legal Studies)
    Australian Catholic University

 

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017   Works from Ula's Magic Island, Tallwood Mollymook

  • 2016   Works from Surfer Boy Bo, Harbour Bookshop Ulladulla

  • 2015   Works from Everton & Will, Harbour Bookshop Ulladulla

  • 2014   Works from Sonoma Meets Miss Mouse, Harbour Bookshop Ulladulla

  • 2013   The Little Things, Cupitt’s Winery, Ulladulla

  • 2013   Art on A String, Splatters, Milton

  • 2013   Original Works from Miss Mouse, Harbour Bookshop, Ulladulla

  • 2013   Eight Shades of Red, Alley Gallery, Ulladulla

  • 2012   Harmony Loves to Sing, Cupitt’s Winery, Ulladulla

  • 2012   COA Award, Alley Gallery, Ulladulla

  • 2012   Winter on the Coast, Alley Gallery, Ulladulla

  • 2012   20:20 Vision, Alley Gallery, Ulladulla

  • 2012   Rekindled Memories, Splatters, Milton

  • 2012   When I grow up, Cupitts Winery, Milton

  • 2012   Summer on the Coast, Alley Gallery, Ulladulla

  • 2011   Black and white, Alley Gallery, Ulladulla

  • 2011   Bloom True, Alley Gallery, Ulladulla

  • 2010   Inspired thoughts, Splatters, Milton

  • 2010   Cairns ukelele festival uke exhibition, Cairns

  • 2009   Audacious Women, Splatters, Milton

  • 2008   Remembering Italy, Splatters, Milton

  • 2007   Atlantis in Milton, House of Jules, Milton

  • 2007   Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra

  • 2006   Oceania, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra

  • 2006   Studio Allsorts, House of Jules, Milton

  • 2006   Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra

  • 2005   VIVID, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra

  • 2005   Escape Exhibition, House of Jules, Milton

  • 2005   Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra

  • 2004   Studio works, Tabula Rasa Contemporary Arts Festival, Milton

  • 2004   Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra


 

 

HOUSE OF JULES ART STUDIO 

Where it all happens!

 

House of Jules Art Studio A unique work space where Jules offers classes as well as creating her own artworks and illustrations. The studio caters for children and adult classes, in a huge variety of media – painting, drawing, ceramics, mosaics, silk, glass, mixed media collage and a host of other adventures.