Julian’s bronzes are limited to small editions of usually 7 or 9. Each bronze is solid cast, finished to a high standard, patinated or polished and then mounted on an ebonised hardwood base.
Ten Torsos 2015
Each of the bronze ‘Ten Torsos’ is based on the female form combined with elements from ancient antiquities such as a Roman sword or Greek amphora. The height is twelve inches tall plus the additional inch and a half for the base. These works will be limited to a maximum of nine editions.
Using brushes and pens Julian’s original drawings are created using three coats of high quality Indian ink on heavy weight cartridge paper or card. Prints are not available so that all clients obtain a unique piece. Drawings are sold framed or unframed, the standard frame size measuring 50 X 70 cm, although various sizes are available up to c80 x 80cm. Delivery within the UK can usually be provided.
‘Naked Lines’ is an ibook containing 30 examples of Julian’s drawings available on the ibookstore.
Julian’s carved sculptures are made from hardwood and usually ebonised before being sealed with a wax finish. The forms are created using contemporary tools combined with traditional carving techniques. Each of these pieces is obviously one of a kind.
Julian studied Sculpture Restoration for three years at Roger de Grey’s PRA, The City and Guilds of London Art School. Practical aspects of this course, which included a period of study in northern Italy, emphasized drawing, wood and stone carving, modelling, letter cutting, gilding and conservation/restoration techniques. He also did a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate at The University of London, Goldsmiths’ College, following which he taught Art and Design & Technology at a secondary school for nine years. In September 1998, he resigned his full time teaching post so that he could dedicate more time and energy to his own art.
Following Art School, Julian was employed by the international fine art restorers, Plowden and Smith Ltd, in London , where he mainly worked on the restoration of wood and stone sculpture. Pieces ranged from Ancient Egyptian to Contemporary, included sculptures by Moore, Rodin and Archipenko. He also worked on the mounting and preparation for such shows as the Gothic exhibition, ‘The Age of Chivalry’ at the Royal Academy. Other clients included the British Museum, the V&A, Sotheby’s and Christie’s.
Since 1985 Julian has produced a substantial body of work and has clients across the UK and beyond. In 2006 he was elected to the Royal British Society of Sculptors. His work has been included in the C20th Art & Design Fair, 20/21 British Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair, Olympia and the R.W.A.
These are some of the places in which Julian has shown work:
- C20th Art & Design Fair, C20/21 British Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair, Art London, Olympia, the R.W.A. and Art Ireland.
- The McHardy-Coombs Sculpture Gallery, Jonathan Poole (Cork St) and the Park Gallery, London.
- Innocent Fine Art and the View Gallery, Bristol.
- The CCA Gallery and Michael Wright Fine Art, Bath.
- Morgan-Boyce Gallery, Marlborough
- Thompson’s Gallery, Stowe-on-the-Wold.
- The Rodney Hotel, The Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol.
Alison’s Websites for the design of this site.
Pete Murphy for photographing my work.
Novacast for casting my bronzes.
Michael Werbicki for bronze finishing & patination.
The following, for permanently displaying my work: The Clifton Hotel Group, The Marriot Royal Hotel, The Boston Tea Party.