Julie Greig MPANZ, PSA
Julie explores soft pastel technique, rendering fine details, fine scumbled layes, texture and atmosphere, often experimenting with other media and texture underneath
Julie also paints in oil on canvas and panel, creates oil mono prints and expressive drawings in charcoal.
While well known for her paintings of horses, stockmen and stockwomen, Julie paints whatever subject ignites her creative fires across a broad range of subjects. She has also been a children's book illustrator and designer.
In 2017, Julie was recognised as a Master Pastelist of Pastel Artists of New Zealand (MPANZ) in recognition of excellence in technique and the awards she had achieved to date. Julie is one of four Master Pastelists in New Zealand. 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 painting 21 of 32 stained glass windows for the "The Whanganui Story". This is a historical project for the Whanganui Council Chambers illustrating Whanganui’s history. Visitors are welcome to view the windows by contacting Whanganui District Council.
A small range of Limited Edtion prints can be ordered directly from Julie. Otautau Gallery have a selection.
~~~Julie paints from her studio in the Maniototo, Central Otago, New Zealand.
Her original paintings can be found at:
- The Artists Room Gallery of Fine Art, 2 Dowling St, Dunedin
- The Queenstown Gallery of Fine Art, 61 Beach St, Queenstown
- Otautau Gallery, Otautau.
The subjects I paint are real and often commonplace, I choose these subjects based on my personal response to them in order to share a moment or a view - to remind us that in our busy lives that there is simple beauty to be found when we take the time to really see. Painting is all about learning to see.
I am most inspired by light falling on any subject, particularly in early morning or the long shadows of late afternoon.
I use archival painting materials in whichever medium I working in, to guarantee longevity of the finished piece.
Pastel Artists of New Zealand, Annual National Exhibition, Dunedin - Winner, Masters Circle
Pastel Artists of New Zealand, Annual National Exhibition, Timaru - Winner, Masters Circle
Pastel Artists of New Zealand - Master Pastelist
Pastel Artists of New Zealand, Annual National Exhibition, Morrinsville - First Prize
Pastel Artists of New Zealand, Annual National Exhibition, Mapua - Merit Award
Manapouri Artists Exhibition, Manapouri - Overall Winner (pastel)
Alpine Energy Art Awards, Timaru - Viewer’s Choice (charcoal/pastel)
Alpine Energy Art Awards, Timaru - Second place, Works on Paper (pastel)
Alpine Energy Art Awards, Timaru - Merit Award, Works on Paper (charcoal)
Alpine Energy Art Awards, Timaru - Gordon Harris Grand Award for Excellence in Art (charcoal)
Ex Arte Equinus Annual Competition, USA - Third and Honourable Mention (pastel)
Pastel Artists of New Zealand - Distinguished Artist Award
Southern Pastel Artists ILT Positively Pastel Awards - Highly Commended
Southland Art Society, Provincial Pride exhibition - Our Environment Award
Waimarino Art Awards, Raetihi - Open Award winner and People’s Choice Award (pastel)
11th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, USA - Honourable Mention (Animal and Wildlife)
Wanganui Arts Society annual exhibition, Wanganui - Second Prize (oil)
Southern Pastel Artists Annual Positively Pastel Exhibition, Invercargill -Overall Winner
11th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, USA - First Prize and Honourable Mention (Animal and Wildlife)
Ex Arte Equinus Annual Competition, USA - Second and Eighth place, drawing section (pastel)
Waimarino Art Awards, Raetihi - Premier Award Winner (Best in Show) (oil)
Pastel Artists of NZ Annual National Exhibition, Christchurch - Public Choice
Southern Pastel Artists Annual Positively Pastel Exhibition, Invercargill - Overall Winner
Turf Monthly Gold Edition Equine Art Awards, Toowoomba, Australia - Winner (pastel)
Southern Pastel Artists Exhibition, Invercargill -Winner Best Animal Study and People’s Choice Award
Waimarino Art Awards, Raetihi - Winner Open Class Award (oil)
Whanganui Universal College of Learning, 5th Drawing Exhibition, Wanganui - Merit Award(charcoal)
Pastel Artists of New Zealand Exhibition, Annual National Award, Nelson - Winner
The Learning Connexion - Diploma of Art and Creativity (Honours)
Southern Pastel Artists Exhibition, Invercargill - Winner Best Animal Study and People’s Choice Award
Women’s Work Nationals Exhibition, Gisborne - Winner Paint Award and People’s Choice Award (oil)
Pastel Artists of New Zealand National Exhibition, ‘Purely Pastel’, Upper Hutt - Merit Award (pastel)
Archibald’s Art Awards, Upper Hutt - People’s Choice Award (pastel)
Pastel Artists of New Zealand - Associate Award
Southern Pastel Artists Exhibition, Invercargill - Popular Choice Award (pastel)
Wanganui Artists Review, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui - Popular Vote Award (pastel)
Pastel Artists of New Zealand National Exhibition, Blenheim – Winner (pastel)
Equitana Art Awards, Brisbane, Australia - Honourable Mention (pastel)
Equitana Art Awards, Melbourne, Australia - Highly Commended (pastel)
Wanganui Arts Society Centennial Exhibition - Second Prize (pastel)