The following are excerpts from an e-mail interview with Julian:
I've been a professional artist since the early '60s, working in oils and watercolour, and have won some local awards, mainly for watercolour and mixed media. I spent several years as a potter till a back and knee injury took me to the computer.
My main interest was and is brush and ink line drawing, and I guess my focus has been on draughtsmanship; from the old masters of the Renaissance, to the Japanese and Chinese artists' brush work, and on to present day artists with a strong fist for drawing.
When I started using a Mac 4 or 5 years ago, I wondered if it was possible to create something that didn't identify itself immediately, and obviously, as computer generated. It is, and I find combining whatever talent I might have with the Mac's technology quite intriguing.
I work full time as an artist. If I'm not working for an exhibition, I still work, as I think most artists do.
What are the two most compelling reasons someone would want to visit my site? I think it would be to see the computer used like a painter's canvas, and the software as an almost unlimitted palette. And, of course, I hope people would find it visually rewarding.
One man shows:
- 1962-1985 Leveson Street Gallery, Melbourne.
- 1979-1980 Studied wildlife for brush and ink line drawing series - South Africa/Kenya.
- 1984-1988 Pottery exhibitions
- 1962-1987 Group exhibitions.
- Mar. 1995 Exhibition of computer art - Motor Works Gallery, South Yarra.
- Sep. 1996 Participated in group Computer Art exhibition - New York.
- Nov. 1997 Exhibition of computer art - Archives Gallery, M.G.S. South Yarra.