Beautiful Creatures - Julie Arkell Contemporary Folk Artist

New Works Full Of Wit & Whimsy
New works just arrived, available in the gallery and online.
Julie Arkell is one of the UK’s best recognised, and most adored, contemporary folk artists. She creates delightful imaginative creatures, full of wit and whimsy that bring a smile to your face.
Working in papier-maché and mixed media, Julie combines craft and fine art techniques and process with vintage fabrics, found and discovered curios, papier-maché, stitch and knit to create these unique, and distinctly personal, 
‘I enjoy the ‘used-ness’ of things like old pieces of material, leaves from a book, parts of worn clothes, patches and darns. Making the creatures and objects from papier-mâché helps me to use the fabric and wools collected to embroider words or a story that has meaning for me...."
Each of the Julie Arkell pieces is a beautiful one-off creation and a wonderful, and truly unique, gift for collectors, or for those interested in owning a piece of exquisite contemporary folk-art of their own.
11 April 2023