Julia Christian lives in Auckland with cartoonist Chris Slane and has raised three children who are all artists in their own right. The eldest, Henry Christian-Slane is a concept artist and winner of the Adam Portrait Award. Hugo Christian-Slane is a designer currently working in New York and Honor Christian-Slane is a professional ballet dancer in Wellington.
Originally from Christchurch, Julia worked in advertising and packaging illustration before establishing her own practice. This includes painting, printmaking and original tapestry canvases.
Julia’s work has always been inspired by a love of houses and gardens – some real, some imaginary, but always beautiful and restrained.
Julia Christian cards are blank inside for your message and are printed on paper produced from certified and audited (WMF) Well Managed Forest plantations, right here in New Zealand.