Julie Greig - Artist Biography
Julie Greig was encouraged by her father, George Greig, to begin drawing while very young, using charcoal
and soft pastels. She enjoys exploring pastel technique, rendering fine details, texture and atmosphere;
finding the infinite possibilities of art enthralling, experimenting with other media and texture under soft pastel.
She also paints in oil on canvas and panel, creates oil mono prints and expressive works in charcoal.
While being well known for her paintings of horses, stockmen and stockwomen, Julie paints whatever subject ignites
her creative fires across a broad range of subjects. In the past she has been a children's book illustrator.
In 2017, Julie was recognised as Master Pastelist of Pastel Artists of NZ (MPANZ), in recognition of excellence in technique and the work she had achieved to date. Her recent pastel paintings are often signed with MPANZ to indicate this honour.
In 2016, Julie was elected a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA).
With Whanganui glass artist, Greg Hall, Julie has completed 21 of 32 stained glass windows;
the ‘Whanganui Story’, an historical project for Council Chambers illustrating Whanganui’s history,
Wanganui District Council, Whanganui. Visitors to view the windows are welcome.
A range of stockmen prints are published by Image Vault in Christchurch as art prints and
greeting cards, available from various print galleries and framers within NZ and Australia.
Julie personally publishes a growing range of 'Limited Edition' fine art prints, available from this website.
~~~The artist paints from her studio near Patearoa, in the Maniototo, Central Otago, NZ, also exhibiting with the Queenstown Gallery of Fine Art, Queenstown, The Artists Room Gallery, Dunedin, the Otautau Gallery, Otautau and various exhibitions throughout New Zealand.