Julie Janvrin, Sculptor and Founder of The Green Tree Gallery
Julie studied ceramics at Falmouth College of Art as a mature student. Returning to Sussex, she set up her own studio producing figurative stoneware sculpture.
Singers, dancers, performers - some glazed, some raku-fired, some written over with sonnets or songs - Julie's work reflects her love of literature as well as her earlier career in the theatre.
In 2008, together with her friend Jules Middleton, a painter, Julie founded The Green Tree Gallery as a platform for local artists and makers. Although she retired from the day-to-day running of the Gallery in 2013, Julie remains a guiding force.
Julie enjoys "an endless exploration of the female form" and says she is influenced by Maillot, Rodin, Giacometti and Modigliani.
"Through the Eyes of a Child" ends on Saturday 12th May.
... to the blog~banter of The Green Tree Gallery! We are a blissful barnful of art and craft treasures located at Borde Hill Garden, Sussex. Bedecked in wooden beams, accidental home to creatures winged and whiskered, and run by a gaggle of gallery gals, the Green Tree is as warm and friendly as a steaming crumble - come along and taste!