Julianna Byrne

Julianna Byrne is a Cornwall-based artist who practices mainly with inks, pencil and water and creates ethereal paintings presenting a mythical landscape of ferns, flowers, woodland nymphs and hypnotic river bathers. Delicately coloured and detailed, they are spooky yet serene, calling to mind Klimt’s ‘Danae' and Waterhouse’s 'Hylas and the Nymphs’. 

Julianna is also known for creating bespoke murals, inspired by Japanese art and Italian frescoes. You can commission Julianna to create a mural in your home, whether in a nursery, dining room, or in a commercial space. Julianna has created murals for clients such as Farrow & Ball, Trove by Studio Duggan and many private clients. Read this Financial Times article about the resurgence of murals in the home featuring Julianna's murals.
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Julianna's Style

Her Seaweed, Sea Coral and Algae series are all original gouache and ink drawings which make reference to traditional botanical engravings or pressed flowers, yet are executed using her own unique and seemingly effortless style. Julianna draws a lot of her inspiration from the depiction of the female form in ancient mythology. 


She was part of the ‘Girls Only’ collaborative exhibition in Mumbai in 2016, curated by Antonia Marsh, and had a solo exhibition at Alex Eagle Studio in 2017, and recently was awarded a residency in rural Ireland. Julianna partnered with Farrow & Ball for London Design Festival - creating a live mural in their Chelsea showroom. She will be exhibiting new work at Ennismore Sessions House as part of Partnership Editions' 2020 residency. Julianna also regularly runs life drawing workshops from her West London home - look out for tickets to these on our events page, or sign up to the newsletter to know when they go on sale. 


If you'd like to discuss commissioning a bespoke artwork or a mural by Julianna, please get in touch.

"Drawing from a fascination with ethereal landscapes, dreamlike characters and mythology, my work aims to depict the magical nature of a dream or a distant childhood memory” - Julianna Byrne

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September Drop 2023

July Drop 2023

Celestial Blue

Places we’ve been and people we’ve dreamed

"This collection of work is inspired by a recent trip to southern India. Whilst traveling there I was really inspired by the use of illustrative murals and painted typography used to create a visual language and display information. It’s such a joy to see the use of folk art, playful and imaginative characters and decorative patterns to display information. I incorporated this way of storytelling into my own sketchbooks and created a body of work that acts a visual journal of my time away. A visual journal of a recent trip to India, using ways of storytelling inspired by the playful and illustrative hand painted graphics and signage in southern India." - Julianna Byrne, “Places we’ve been and people we’ve dreamed"

Feb Drop 2023

“Inspired by the simple, homely rituals that we often do a the end of winter to welcome in the spring, such as dressing a table with flowers, fruits and linens.” - Julianna Byrne

Winter Prints 2022

"This collection celebrates the mystical essence of winter, and the charming fairy tale feeling that Christmas brings. There is such nostalgic spirit in the air around this time of year and i want to capture that with my prints." - Julianna Byrne, The Winter Prints

Drop 5 - Winter 2022

Drop 4 - Autumn 2022

"This collection is inspired by end of summer and harvest season, and in particular the ancient mythology and folklore associated with this time. Late summer and harvest time is a reminder of the cyclical nature of life and there is something quite mystical about it all." - Julianna Byrne, Harvest Moon

Drop 2 - Summer 2022

"This collection is a memoir of our first spring in Cornwall. watching the season unfold into summer has been truly inspiring, whether I've imagined a Beltane nymph amongst the ferns, or simply tried to freeze time during a blissful evening with friends, i hope my paintings evoke a sense of dreamlike nostalgia." - Julianna Byrne

Drop 1 - New Year 2022

"With this collection of work I wanted to capture the essence of early spring, and the return of light and life into the natural world. The hopefulness of a cut tulip in a vase or new fern appearing in the woods can create such a sense of joy after the cold stillness of winter." - Julianna Byrne, February Light

Partnership Editions x BIAS: The Artist's Slip Dress

“I wanted to create something that would look beautiful as an evening outfit. Bias’ colour ‘Midnight Blue’ immediately made me think of a night’s sky, and I thought an arrangement of moons, stars and suns would look playful but also very elegant.” - Julianna Byrne

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