Interview with Juli

Interview questions compiled by Artwork Portal

Where did it all begin for you?

Three years ago, I began painting to escape the disabling pain and misery of a condition called fibromyalgia.  What started as a hobby quickly became an obsession.  Shortly after I had started, I went on a pain management course at my local hospital, St George's in South London.  They encouraged me to have confidence in my art.  It is no exaggeration to say that course changed my life.

 

When I started to sell my work, I jotted down a mission for myself: “in a world where there is so much anger and sadness, I try to seek out beauty in everyday things.  I share what I’ve captured with the aim of making people smile… And to promote a conversation about pain, truth, and beauty.”