Julia Christie Skye waves painting
Seascape painting Julia Christie
Julia Christie Sea Squall painting

Julia Christie is an artist and illustrator living in Ardvasar, on the southern peninsula of the Isle of Skye. Taking as her inspiration this beautiful island’s dramatic land and seascapes, Julia’s painting seeks to capture their elusive mood, atmosphere and essence and in her painting.

Julia has a first class honours degree and has illustrated numerous books and publications, including Alice in Wonderland for Octopus Books and Beauty & the Beast for Frederick Warne. She has exhibited her paintings at the Gallery An Talla Dearg, Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye and Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery, Acharacle. Her work is also on permanent display at her ‘KnoydART’ home gallery/studio which lies in a stunning location with breath-taking panoramic sea and mountain views.

Having taught art for over three decades, Julia offers relaxing and immersive residential painting retreats from ‘KnoydART’ – where you can relax, unwind and discover the artist within. These bespoke courses, which cater for abilities, are kept to a very small class size so that Julia can provide plenty of expert individual tuition to each attendee. Non-painting partners are also welcome.

So, come along to have a thoroughly enriching break and share in Julia’s passion for painting on this enchanting island. Retreat dates for 2023 here – KnoydART Skye Retreat.

If you are interested in buying a painting or a print, please get in touch for more information. Commissions are welcomed.
You can also buy my prints and cards at Highland Hiddle.


“Julia has the gift of guiding and encouraging even the rank amateur into producing something worthwhile on the first day. Her wide knowledge of painting styles and her brilliantly analytical eye enable her to offer just the right ideas for individual improvement. A very good teacher.”
Vivien W