Julie Houston was born in Belfast and went on to specialise in ceramics at University of Ulster Belfast Art College graduating in 1993 with a BA Hons in Fine Craft Design. Her favourite medium is oil on canvas, and with a love of bold colour, fluid lines and funky shapes, stray cats are the inspiration for Julie's contemporary visual art works. "You never know what your next inspiration is going to be."
"Sometimes you end up down a road that you never imagined yourself going down. I never had cats before but they just turned up and adopted us all - several have become permanent family members."