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images/j_pickardphoto.jpg      Julia Pickard
(April 15th, 1936 to November 25, 2014)
Artist's Work

    "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 exciting
and stimulating, and the evolution of my work continues in this direction."         -Julia Pickard

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. Michael’s Printshop.

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.

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.


"Almost Night"
Mix media
(Not for sale)