Julia Wakefield

The home page of Julia Wakefield, an independent artist that specialises in illustration and printmaking. Online gallery, recent news and purchase links.

Welcome to Julia’s Website! Instagram

In a short time, this website will be closing as I have created an up to date website to replace it. You can view the new one here

Julia has been collecting more inspiration in BC, Canada, this time in the winter. Follow her new blog, Sketchaday series 2, here and here.

moray eel digital print with hand colour

Go to the Projects Page to see Julia’s ongoing project, Postcards for the Reef!

Julia lives near Port Noarlunga in South Australia.  She teaches drawing and also runs printmaking workshops for schools and community groups.

Greetings Cards

Nearly all Julia’s work is available in the form of greetings cards, which can be bought at the Hahndorf Academy, Murray Bridge Gallery, Urban Cow , Pepper Street Community Arts Centre and Alice & Co in Kyneton, Victoria, or you can visit Julia at her studio in Christies Beach ( by appointment, please contact Julia via this website).


Julia grew up in England and studied illustration and printmaking in London, at St. Martins and Harrow Schools of Art. She has illustrated over 50 educational books for Australian and UK publishers, including Macmillan Education, Thomas Nelson, Evans UK and Era Publications (SA).  To see some samples of her illustrations, go to the Illustrations section of the Gallery.  More examples can be found on her portfolio page at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Current activities

Julia enjoys producing work using traditional printmaking techniques, especially etching and wood engraving. She also specialises in and teaches solarplate etching, a technique which does not require the use of toxic chemicals. She also combines digital printing with traditional techniques. Recently she has returned to illustration, and is currently working on a picture book.

Online Artwork

You can view and buy Julia’s original handmade prints, digital prints, drawings and paintings at Artfinder.com


Cards, posters, Tshirts etc made with her designs can be found at Red Bubble

Julia is also building an Etsy shop where you can buy mugs, Tshirts and giclee prints

Drawing Workshops

Julia teaches a beginners’ drawing course called ‘Drawing for the Terrified’, which is designed to help students tap into the ‘right’ side of the brain, thereby liberating themselves from the inhibiting influence of the logical ‘left’ side.

She also runs life drawing sessions, tutored and untutored, at the Norton Summit Community Centre and at Port Noarlunga Arts Centre.  See Julia’s Classes and Workshops page and her WordPress teaching blog, Touchpaper Drawing Tips, for details of all the drawing classes.

Printmaking Workshops

Julia occasionally runs beginners’ printmaking workshops, designed to help people make their own prints with the minimum of equipment. For more information about upcoming print workshops, visit Julia’s other WordPress teaching blog, Touchpaper Printmaking Tips.