Artist Profile


Julie Simmons trained as a commercial artist (Graphic Artist) on leaving school. This was followed working as a tracer and detail draughtsperson for an engineering company. Julie also produced exploded view drawings for car manuals.

Whilst having her family she completed two Diplomas in pottery at Penrith Tafe and for the next 16yrs had a successful career as a studio potter.

Julie returned to painting in 2004 working primarily in watercolour. Always one to try new things she began using oils, acrylics and mixed media.

Julie spends much of her time travelling in her trusty campervan ‘Clarice’ sketching and painting around the country. The sketchbooks and studies are used to produce works in her studio.

Julie is the recipient of numerous awards around the country.

A number of councils and private businesses have acquired her work.

Julie is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society.

Her paintings can be viewed at

Soho Galleries

KAB Galleries

Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach

Manyung Galleries

Humble House Gallery


2005 ‘Millthorpe’ Solo Show, Cobblers Garden Gallery Millthorpe

2006 ‘Coast to Country’ Solo Show, Cobblers Garden Gallery Millthorpe

2010 ‘Art by Two’ with Frank Hodgert, The Watch House Balmain

2011 ‘Triptych’ with Mellissa Read Devine and Taryn Malzard, The Wash House Rozelle

2011 ‘Oil and Water’ with Gloria Galvin, The Watch House Balmain

2012 ‘InsideOut’ with Mellissa Read Devine and Patricia Devine, The Watch House Balmain

2013 ‘Urbanesque’ Solo Show,  Breathing Colours Gallery, Balmain

2014 ‘Scapes’ Solo Show,  Breathing Colours Gallery, Balmain

2015 ‘Repousser les Limites’ Solo Show Breathing Colours Gallery, Balmain

2016 ‘a la’aquarelle’ Solo Show Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach

2016 ‘Duet Dolce’ with Mellissa Read-Devine at Dank St Gallery

2019 ‘Here And There’ Solo show at Gallery One88, Katoomba

2019 ‘ Duo Show with Mellissa Read-Devine at Balmain Space

2020 ‘Finding My Way’ Solo Show at Gallery One88, Katoomba

2021 ‘Tumbledown’ with Mellissa Read-Devine at Aro Gallery, Darlinghurst

2022 The Affordable Art Fair with Depicture Artists, Sydney

‘Colourscapes’ The Corner Gallery, Stanmore

2023 The Affordable Art Fair Sydney

2024 ‘Elemental’ Humble House Gallery

‘Framed’ The Corner Gallery, Stanmore

Numerous group shows