Julie Iveson – Artist’s Biography

About 10 years ago I started painting again, having originally studied it at school. As a child I competed for England as an International gymnast for several years, and then went on to qualify as a Chartered Physiotherapist. I now run The Iveson Clinic with my husband where we continue to enjoy helping people recover from various ailments.

Art has gradually become more and more important to me in recent years. Living in the home town of Thomas Gainsborough, in Sudbury, Suffolk, we are surrounded by many talented and well-known artists. Gainsborough House can also be found near by and proves popular with visitors to the town.  

Under the watchful eye of local artists such as Vernon Lever and Michele Webber, I gradually came to love watching the paint at work and seeing my own style evolve. My main love is watercolour, although I often enjoy mixed media too.

Art has made me much more aware of the landscape around me, the colours and skies, autumnal trees and sunsets. I try to add a sense of drama to a painting where possible. Something that makes you want to look again or come back to.

I have exhibited at numerous exhibitions in recent years and sold work all over East Anglia. I have also painted a number of commissions. I am Chairman of the Suffolk Art Society and am also the co-founder of Class Arts, a local non- profit organisation, organising exhibitions for local artists .

Work for sale includes original artwork, prints  and cards. I thoroughly enjoy painting commissions as well, and have a gallery of previous work if you’d like inspiration for the next painting or gift.

Head and shoulders portrait of Julie Iveson against a wall containing some of her Suffolk paintings.