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Watercolour streetscenes of everyday life focusing on architecture and the quirks of buildings.


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I am Julie Gayle Balliu (juliegayleballiu), an artist now based on the Isle of Wight. I love to draw street scenes, capturing architecture and everyday life, bringing my drawings and paintings to life through
vibrant colours and pen work detail.
Having lived and painted in Kent for the past twenty years, I now enjoy painting
my new environment on the island.

All work is available to buy. Postage available to all areas.
ase visit the Gallery page for previous work and past commissions.

original artwork.

Original artwork, postcards & greeting cards available at:

The Thatched Teashop, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
The Curiosity Shop, Dover, Kent
Pines Garden & Museum, St Margaret's Bay, Kent

Dover Museum, Kent

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A sample of previous commissions and projects below, double click on each image for details.

Artist quality prints may be available, in sizes A4, A3, A2 - please contact me for information.
Some images can be found in the format of greeting cards or posters.



Julie Gayle Balliu trained as a Graphic Designer at Croydon School of Art & Design in the late 80's/early 90s, and followed a career as a freelance graphic artist in London before moving into marketing and advertising. After time in France, Cornwall and Albania Julie moved to the Kent coast in 2003, working in project coordination. Throughout her career she has painted and exhibited her artwork.
Julie has recently decided to return to her love of drawing and printmaking whilst also studying for a Fine Art degree. She loves exploring urban areas and the countryside, recording memories of wandering through towns and villages, gazing at street life and the tranquillity of nature. These activities provide a creative and critical dimension to her work using a range of media from painting, sketching and printmaking.

"My own inspiration comes from watching the world around me; an inexhaustible supply of cliffs, little fishing boats and their catch of the day, patchwork farmed fields, footpaths etched through fields and hedgerows..gateways into other hidden lives... the weather and seasons, rock pools and beaches, bustling towns, grand houses with Victorian wrought ironwork, rows of terraced cottages with clustered chimney pots and little back yards, shop interiors, inviting interiors of seaside cafes, traditional pubs, retro rides and garish arcade colours... all unique to the places we know and love... both at home and abroad...and combine to make a library of images and experiences I'll never forget."



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