JULIE DAWSON is an active member of the Steampunk and Gothic communities, Julie takes her inspiration from the music, history, film, architecture, art and literature of these subcultures along with an emotional element influenced by her mental health and spirituality. She is a mixed media artist and teacher and enjoys working with a wide variety of materials, sub-strates and textures, often using papers and fabrics, found objects, household items, photographs and personal memorabilia.
Her creations include collage, assemblage pieces, altered books and acrylic paintings. Her assemblage pieces include seemingly disparate elements which she brings together to form coherent works. She is also a keen Art Journaler and uses words and quotes as a starting point in much of her work. Julie is currently exploring digital elements.