James Julier is a UK artist who graduated Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge with a Study of Art and Printmaking BA Combined Honours. He has become a popular proponent of digital art through his YouTube landscape painting tutorials and with many millions of views, he has an ever growing subscriber base there and elsewhere.
Though his sensibilities and foundations lie in the traditional art disciplines of painting, drawing and printmaking, he now exclusively works in the digital realm, specifically on iPad with Apple Pencil.
Creatively I have always found the natural world my biggest inspiration; most of my artistic learning has come directly from the close observation and study of organic material. I also am fascinated by the inner world of imagination and my work is partly an attempt to bridge the gap between the real and the imaginary.
Whether in the classroom, one to one tutoring or creating Youtube tutorials, teaching will additionally always be an important part of my vision. I aim to inspire other aspiring artists, wherever they are on their own artistic journey, by example, as well as helping them build their technical vocabulary in order to express their own visions.
I believe strongly in the value and importance of populist art within culture, work that can be accessed by anyone with eyes to see. If the reaction to work is 'That's weird" or 'those insect-like textures disturb me!' then I find this preferable to the pretence that a work/artist has elicited an emotional response due to its officially sanctioned 'worthy' status.