About Me

Enfield, London, United Kingdom
I'm a botanical artist living in Enfield. graduated in April 2012 with credit from The Society Of Botanical Artists. All images and artwork copyright © Julie Whelan 2016 Exhibitions: Dugdale Centre Enfield Town – August 2012. Capel Manor Enfield – September 2012. Society Of Botanical Artists -highly commended for the Joyce cuming presentation award – April 2013. Botanical Art in Bloom, Phoenix Park, Dublin Ireland – May/June 2013. Botanical Art Expo, Claregalway Castle Ireland July/September 2013. April 2014: Society of Botanical Artists. June-November 2014: Royal Brompton and Harefield hospital Arts-Harefield hospital. November-January 2014:Royal Brompton and Harefield Arts-Royal Brompton Hospital. December 2014-February 2015:Staff and patient exhibition at the Royal Brompton Hospital- Proffessor David Rayson-Head awarded 3rd prize February 2015- Awarded associate membership at The Society of Botanical Artists. April 2015-Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition. July 2015-work accepted by the RHS February 2016-Society of Botanical Artists awarded full membership April 2016- Society of Botanical Artists-Awarded Margaret Granger Memorial Silver Bowl

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Final diploma pieces!!!

Well after 27 long months of patience, practice and perseverance studying with The Society of Botanical Artists i did it!! I passed with credit! So very proud and happy right now; I couldn't believe my eyes when I received my results on Tuesday! So now i'm Julie Whelan dipSBA! I'm really looking forward to my graduation on the 20th of April. Then it's all go to prepare for my first exhibition in August with my friend and fellow artist Samantha Anne Hutchinson. Happy times ahead :)

My final Diploma portfolio pieces



Ananas comosus Pineapple

Well I finished all my diploma pieces 6 days early :) So I woke up last Tuesday morning and decided I could do better with my pineapple!! So in my craziness I managed to paint Pinocchio 2 in just 5 days! It really is easier to paint the second time round! In my heart I knew i could do it! Phew that was a traumatic few days for sure!


 Mixed floral in watercolour. "Spring has sprung"
Crocus vernus 'Picwick' Crocus. Galanthus nivalis 'Scharlockii' Snowdrop. Hedera helix 'Variety unknown' Ivy.



Cyclamen persicum with dissection