Julia Brooker went to art college at the same time that her teenage son left home. She had always wanted to be a painter.
Her paintings are beautiful; usually on aluminium panels because she loves the way light can reflect through transparent layers of colours.
Julia set up her studio in Cardiff in 2000. Since then she has built an international reputation. Her contemporary paintings have been exhibited worldwide and are in the collections of private & corporate collectors including GlaxoSmithKline, Barclays Bank, Johnson & Johnson.