Julia Manning Artist & Printmaker

About Me

I am passionate about making prints; I love the technical processes as much as the fine art. I am never happier than when whittling a plate to radio4, especially the ‘Archers’!

I studied fine art at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham and for over 40 years I have earned a living with a paint brush! From portraits to trompe l’oeil, from murals to painted tapestries, commissions have come from all over the world. I now focus on my work as an artist-printmaker, interpreting my observations of the environment around me and translating into print.

Inspiration is never far away; to peering out of the window in my kitchen, from jaunts across the Somerset Levels to more exotic expeditions to wilder places! I am always surveying and examining the natural milieu around me and collecting fragments of life forms on my travels. It is a constant journey; persistently scrutinising, learning, interpreting and then re-interpreting. A truly organic process.

Career Summary

I am a member of The Society of Wildlife Artists and of The Royal Socity of Painter Printmakers.

I was also one of the 4 printmakers of PINE FERODA formed in November 2013 ‘Looking South’ exhibited at Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015 sold out the edition at the 1st Private View.

SWLA Wadden Sea Denmark, Residency 2019

RSPB/SWLA Wallasea Island (Essex) Residency with 6 other members of the Society Of Wildlife Artists April 2015.

I was elected a full member of the Society of Wildlife Artists at the annual exhibition October 2017

The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE) members annual exhibition May 2018

Recent Awards Include:

SWLA annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries London

2018 The Mascot Media award “Nature In Print”
The Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition at The Mall Gallery London

2018 ACEArts Somerton, Nature In Art Peoples Choice Award

2015 The Langford Press Printmaking Award
The Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition at The Mall Gallery London

2013 ‘Full elected member of The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE)’

2009 ‘Printmakers Printmaker of the Year’
Printfest Ulverston, Cumbria

2008 ‘The Paintings in Hospitals Purchase Prize’
RE Annual Exhibition

‘John Purcel Paper Award’
RE Annual Exhibition

‘The RE Award’
Originals Mall Galleries, London

‘The Fenton Arts Trust’
Originals Mall Galleries, London

2007 ‘The Aberystwyth University Print Archives’
Originals Mall Galleries, London

Work in Collections:

The House of Lords
The British Embassy, Paris
Paintings in Hospitals
The Aberystwyth University Print Collection
The Ashmoleum Museum Oxford
The Print Collection of The British Museum