Saturday early evenings

Should I go in to paint or should I stay on my little deck this Saturday early evening?

Just driving back from a full family day at my great niece’s 1st birthday party an hour away from where I live but it was so good to be there and chat with family and have baby girl cuddles too. Babies always smell so delicate and true to me.

Bushy drive back home

And as always driving back home is a treat as my little home is on a green wedge corridor in Melbourne and just check out my bushy surrounds. The smells of end of winter Eucalypts and tiny dots of blossoms popping out of empty branches really hints at Spring in Melbourne soon.


Julie Toffolo is an Australian born artist and lives in Melbourne Victoria. Her art is in private collections around Australia.

She has two teenage boys, works part time as an Education Art Assistant at a Secondary Girls School and paints on her days off in her leafy Eltham Studio.

Julie works in illustration in a nostalgic vintage style and loves to paint from the nature around her bushy local environment and wherever she can find any form of nature on her travels. She is captivated by how the light flickers and dances when working from still life or outdoors.

Having studied traditional painting methods under Jenni Mitchell and Mervynn Hannan from Eltham South Fine Art Studios and Gallery has taught Julie many elements of drawing, composition, colour, painting, trying new materials, beautifying the simple things around us.

Julie has been a member of local artist co ops and exhibits throughout the year.

You can follow Julie on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to watch and support her art practise.

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