Julia grew up in Canmore exploring the Rocky Mountains and playing in the woods. She worked as a landscaper in Nanaimo while attending University and was able to camp and explore a lot of Vancouver Island. This continued connection to nature has made her a very spiritual person and a passionate environmentalist. Both these aspects are the main influence in her art. After 7 years living in Nanaimo and completing her art degree, she is back in Canmore to further her art career and influence a greener future in her hometown.