Cairns’ artist Julie McEnerny trained at Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney during the 1980’s, later relocating to Cairns where she co-owned a popular design studio, the Chalk Art Shop, until 2008 and published the Chalk Art Book which is available through www.justart.com.au
Julie now works as a freelance artist and illustrator from her Cairns studio, exhibiting regularly and tutoring in Botanical Drawing with Queensland's Flying Arts Touring Program. During 2009 she accepted a Botanical Artist residency with Cairns Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre, which led to a series of five annual exhibitions: Offshoots I-V. A retrospective of these works is now touring fourteen venues throughout Australia including the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. To follow the exhibition visit http://offshootsexhibition.wordpress.com
The individual Offshoots exhibitions can be viewed by clicking on the exhibitions gallery below. Julie also conducts Botanical Drawing workshops at the Cairns Botanic Gardens, please email her for further information.
Examples of commissioned illustrations for books and interpretive eco-signage can be seen in the illustrations gallery below. Prints of Julie’s botanical drawings are available through her etsy shop.
For enquiries regarding purchasing or commissioning original work, contact Julie by email or phone 0407 556189