Julie Smith

My life as a beef producer is a varied, challenging, exciting and interesting, but my true passion is painting and drawing – I love creating!

I grew up in London, emigrated at 15, and spent the next 20 years living in Brisbane.  In 2003, my husband, Alan and I purchased a property in the NSW New England Area where we produce grass fed beef.

I have always had a true passion for people and animals, and reflect this in much of my work. I enjoy working with various mediums and subjects, easily working with colour, detail and values.

I paint on stretched canvas with acrylics and draw with both willow and compressed charcoals.  


“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”

Thomas Merton “Father Louis”