Julie Brazil is an artist based in Limerick city. She graduated from Crawford College of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art Painting and continued her academic studies in the University of Limerick receiving her Doctorate in 2012. Julie has taught as an art educator in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and has been involved in art projects with Primary Schools including the recent Studio Classroom and was selected as Art Educator in Residence in the National Gallery of Ireland in 2015. She has been a member of Contact Studios for nine years and exhibits at length with this group. Recent exhibitions include the group show Make by art educators from MIC and LSAD, a collective show in Hive Emerging, Waterford and a solo show Landslide in Leixlip library, Kildare. In her work, landscape motifs are used to establish a visual language that accommodates experimentation of colour, form and surface qualities. These motifs evolve into an imagined space that morph and change from one painting to another. Each painting is a response to a memory of a landscape and the internal dialogue that is created by this memory.