"Light, texture, mood, and the play of colour can be seen in my
paintings. Many of the works are mixed media incorporating
ink, watercolour and oil on a variety of papers. Most pieces border on
abstract expressionism. I find this mode of expression to be
Julia has had many solo and group exhibits dating back to the early
1970’s. Her paintings have been shown throughout Canada,
Scotland and France. Her work can be found in numerous public and
privet collections such as: CP Hotels, General Hospital Corp., St.
John’s Airport Authority and Memorial University Art Gallery. Julia was
a mentor, art teacher, community advocate and art adjudicator. She
chaired the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts and Letters Committee
for many years, and sat on the boards of the LSPU Hall, Eastern Edge
Gallery, and The Rooms.
and the evolution of my work continues in this direction."
Julia Pickard was born in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland where she
studied at the Limerick and Glasgow School of Art Graduating in
1959. Julia achived First Place in Ireland in pictorial
design in 1959. In 1970 Julia moved to Canada, living in
Toronto, where she undertook post-graduate studies at Artists’
Workshop, Toronto and Sheridan College, Oakville. Later she
settled in St. John’s, Newfoundland taking in workshops at St.
The world became a little less colourful when one of its most
beautiful, cherished spirits passed peacefully away on November 25,
2014. The Red Ochre Gallery is proud to have represented Julia Pickard
during her lifetime--but we no longer carry her work.
(Not for sale)