Julie Nash is a professional artist and qualified art teacher specialising in animal and human portraiture, pets, wildlife, equestrian, landscape and still life painting. She exhibits regularly and is a popular tutor of leisure classes, gives private tuition, demonstrations and workshops. Julie is a professional associate of the Society of All Artists and a member of the Association of Animal Artists and Blackpool Art Society. Julie lives on the Fylde coast of Lancashire with her husband and enjoys scuba diving.
This addition to this excellent series comes at the same time as Dogs & Puppies and, although the authors are different, the same comments can be applied. Cats are one of the hardest creatures to get right and are a complex series of curves and colours that it's all too easy to get wrong. Julie Nash manages to capture not just the anatomy of her subjects, but also their character and the sense that, even in repose they are ready to move instantly.-Artbookreview.net This is part of the Ready to Paint series. It's so much more than a step-by-step. It provides beginner painters with the tools to get started. There are 6 reusable tracings of cats to use, and clear instructions for 5 paintings showing how to paint them with around 40 step by step instructions to each painting. It's like having the artist hold your hand. You'll find your favourite cats including an elegant white, arrogant Siamese, a tabby and playful black kittens. This book should give you the confidence you need even if you cannot draw.-Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts Animals are always a tricky subject and, traditionally, it's horses that are reckoned to be the most difficult. However, if I had a pound for every unconvincing cat I've ever seen, I'd have more loose change than I can comfortably handle. The Ready to Paint series has gone from strength to strength and its pre-printed tracings that free you from the problem of the initial drawing have proved amazingly popular. In this volume, Julie Nash paints five different subjects (poses and colours) and every one of them is completely lifelike - these are the best cat pictures I've seen.-Paint