Julie Dunster is passionate about painting from life, on location, in all weathers. She works in oils, capturing the essence of a moment in the landscape. Occasionally she works in her mid Devon studio, using studies made en plein air to inform her painting.
Highly commended for her painting of HRH Queen Elizabeth's private moat garden at her first painting competition Windsor & Eton En Plein Air in 2018, Julie participated in the Art In The Open Festival and exhibition in Ireland this Summer, and won first prize in The Broadway Paint Off in the Cotswolds in August 2019.
She has exhibited in group shows at The Harbour House gallery in Kingsbridge, and has had solo shows at local venues across Devon, including The Ginnel Gallery, South Sands, and in Western Australia, where she lived for nearly four years.
Her next solo exhibition is in the garden room of Boston Tea Party, Honiton, from November 22nd 2019 to February 21st 2020.
She enjoys running personalised "Introduction to painting en plein air" workshops for individuals and small groups, drawing upon years of experience running training courses in the commercial and voluntary sector, and also as a teaching assistant in primary schools. Julie also holds a first class degree in Education and Psychology.
Personalised "Introduction to painting en plein air" workshops in Devon
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you from us both for your brilliant course. We learnt so much from you and your generosity was much appreciated. We have much to think about and need lots of practice, but thanks for inspiring us and setting us on the painting road. You are a very good teacher and should do more teaching!" Sashi Gore, August 2019