Born in County Durham, Julia studied painting at The Slade before settling in North Yorkshire in 1985.
A professional artist, her large, brightly coloured, abstract canvases hang in private collections all over the world.
With the support of her husband, Simon Kershaw, Julia founded Red Hen Originals in 2008 as a novel way of making original art accessible to all.
Where do you work?
"The great thing about potato printing is that all you really need is a potato, some paint and a table top. When I started Red Hen Originals I worked at the kitchen table. As demand quickly grew, I moved everything into the spare room. We now run the business from my studio in the garden. It's spacious, light and airy. A great place to work."