AUTHOR        PUBLISHER       WRITING COACH       PHOTOGRAPHER     ARTIST       SPEAKER 

JULIE STAFFORD 

Taste of Life Pty Ltd

 

Painting

"a picture is a poem

without words."

HORACE.

THE ARTIST

Welcome to my art gallery. I began painting my seagulls in 2010. To know the story behind why I began painting seagulls, I invite you to read my story,

'Seagulls on the Ganges"

Both original art (acrylic on canvas) and photographic fine art prints are available @

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Julie's Seagulls

Though my first career was in teaching art, I had little time to invest in my own creativity on canvas. Just when I thought I might make a start; my husband Bruce was diagnosed with his first cancer. I turned her attentions from art teaching to cooking. I wrote a healthy-eating cookbook to help Bruce beat cancer. It became an international best-seller. I wrote 22 more cookbooks over the next18 years. Along the way, I opened 2 health restaurants and consulted for food companies and appliance manufacturers as they chased after the health-conscious market. For a time, my life took me in a very different direction, away from all things art.

After Bruce passed, from a second cancer, mesothelioma, in 2006, I embraced all things travel. I also began writing the new chapters of my life that would see me writing a debut novel and going back to my painting roots.

 

In 2010, after a 4th summer in Croatia and my first journey to Morocco, I had a sudden urge to rush home and buy paints, brushes and canvas. Two successful art exhibitions later, I am currently working on a third exhibition for 2021.

My medium is vibrant acrylic on large canvas and at the moment my subjects are always seagulls inspired by her a seagull that came to live on my beach house just days after Bruce passed.

 

I hope my art will thrill and surprise you.​ My seagulls deserve large wall spaces and would be perfect to brighten up apartments, beach houses, wine bars, restaurants and corporate spaces.​

JULIE STAFFORD PRINTS SEAGULL COLLECTION

SOULMATES

"Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along." Rumi

UNFRAMED PRINT
59.4cm (W) x 84.1cm (H)
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HE WHISPERED TO ME

He whispered to me, "You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens to you." Rumi

UNFRAMED PRINT
59.4cm (W) x 84.1cm (H)
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You will never walk alone

A kaleidoscope of colors crashing together, telling a story of the single seagull, feeling lost and alone, until he sees his reflection in the water. His heart whispers to him, "You will never walk alone. Angels watch over you."

UNFRAMED PRINT
59.4cm (W) x 84.1cm (H)
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FAITH

Faith is seeing the light with your heart when your eyes see only the darkness.

UNFRAMED PRINT
59.4cm (W) x 84.1cm (H)
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DESIRE

"I once had a thousand desires, but in my one desire to know you, all else melted away" Rumi

UNFRAMED PRINT
59.4cm (W) x 84.1cm (H)
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 RED MOON 

"Maybe the moon bled red just to close the distance between them." Disha

UNFRAMED PRINT
59.4cm (W) x 84.1cm (H)
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blue moon

"The night walked down the sky with the the moon in her hand."

UNFRAMED PRINT
59.4cm (W) x 84.1cm (H)
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DANCING ON THE WIND

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” – J.M. Barrie

UNFRAMED PRINT
59.4cm (W) x 84.1cm (H)
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WALK BESIDE ME

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my fiend." Albert Camus

UNFRAMED PRINT
59.4cm (W) x 84.1cm (H)
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SOARING

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” – William Blake

UNFRAMED PRINT
59.4cm (W) x 84.1cm (H)
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