I've loved anything creative since I was small and I've been lucky enough to study art
at Cambridge College of Art & Design and with other artists,
but I gave it up when I left college and developed a career working in IT.
I began painting again in 2006 and can't believe I waited so long. I
paint in a range of styles; large acrylic abstract
and impressionist pieces,
miniatures. My work is known for its warmth and vibrant colours.
Working on Cherry Blossoms Triptych in my Studio - spot the essential box
I believe that the 'things' we surround ourselves with affect our state of mind
and can lift and inspire us or drag us down (part of the Feng Shui
philosophy). This is why I've created a section in my website to
explain more about Feng Shui Art and how you can use it when choosing
artwork for your home.
I've studied Feng Shui with experienced consultants and for the last 2 years
with the International Feng Shui School of Excellence and recently passed my
final written exam, just a few more case studies to complete before I'm
fully qualified. I've also completed a Diploma studying Symbolism and am now
a professional member of the Society for All Artists (SAA).
When I put my heart and soul into creating a piece
of art and someone buys it and it travels to a new home, it's like throwing a pebble into a pool; it
creates ripples and who knows what positive effects, that I may never see or
hear about, but they
In 2016 I became a member of the Healing Power of
Art & Artists having been inspired by the work Renee Phillips does to
raise awareness about how art enhances well-being & stimulates positive
Since then Renee has featured my work in the Manhattan Arts International
Manhattan Arts International Newsletter
as the The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS (HPAA) Featured Artist: "I'm delighted to present Julia Underwood as the Featured Artist. She
applies Feng Shui principles to produce healing paintings. For positive
uplifting art visit her page"
The Featured Artist of the Week on The Healing Power
of ART online art gallery. "Julia Underwood creates breathtaking
colourful paintings, often nature-inspired, that sweep us into other-worldly
delights." Renée Phillips
And in Dec 2020, May 2021, Jan 2022, Dec 2022 and June 2023 The Healing Power
of ART online art gallery "Julia Underwood is the Featured Artist on The
Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS website. She applies Feng Shui principles to
produce healing paintings. Her works of art are relaxing and also uplifting."
I was also asked in 2021 by the American television network - Showtime, to license one of my
Wealth & Blessings Koi paintings to use in the new hit TV series Dexter
- New Blood, which streamed in the UK in Autumn 2021. I've managed to get a couple of still shots from the promotional
The flashback bathroom scenes of the trinity killer include my
painting (Ep. 7 & 9 ).
I now work full time painting and building bespoke websites which you can find out more about on my sister site
In my spare time I love photography, reading (anything and everything),
supporting the wildlife in my garden (especially the Hedgehogs and Magpies)
I'm currently working on a meadow garden and walking in sunny Lincolnshire UK.