Julia Hawkins is an award-winning contemporary figurative artist based in Surrey, where she teaches at the Leatherhead Institute and runs a private teaching studio.
Elected a Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2020, she is a regular exhibitor at the Mall Galleries in London with the ROI and other groups such as the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, New English Art Club. Her work was also selected for the prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize exhibitions.
Julia's portraits and landscapes reveal an experienced painter and colourist, who tries to capture the essence of her subject. A number of her works are owned by private collectors both in the UK and internationally.
She completed an MA in Graphics and Illustration at the Latvian Academy of Arts and studied drawing at the Riga studios of Professor Vitaly Karkunov. She moved to the UK in the early 90's after working for various publishing companies in commercial and editorial illustration.
She exhibits with the Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery in Chelsea and in Surrey. In 2019 Julia was invited to teach a five-week course at the Royal Academy and in 2020 at the St Ives School of Painting.
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