My mission is to spread the joy! To share uplifting moments with others through my work and my soft pastel workshops. I returned to my art in my late 50's, having turned down a place at art college as a teenager. In 2021 I took redundancy from a 30 year corporate career to follow my passion. My original artwork is available to purchase. With a background in mental health therapy, I am passionate about introducing the benefits of creativity to people who consider themselves - non artists.
I am an alumni of the Milan Art Institute Mastery Programme and I have studied with many of my art hero's so I have a wealth of knowledge to share.
Julie Swan Art & The Soft Pastel Club
I was previously known as Julie Walsh but following my wedding in April 2023 I renamed my art business, Julie Swan Art to Julie Ford Art. I also merged The Soft Pastel Club into one website.