Julie Forshaw is a Todmorden-based artist who trained in Fine Arts at Sunderland and Newcastle Universities specialising in community-based practice and colour theory. She has produced large-scale murals as public commissions in many hospitals across the country, has been involved in running several studios including Cotton Run, and had her own arts and set-design business in the late 90s. More recently, she has been engaged in setting up and running Arts Clubs in local schools and was a director of Artsmill in Hebden Bridge. For THe WoBbly ShOp she will be presenting abstract Colour Art paintings (like those opposite), illustrations, map drawings and highly-intricate cut-outs as either Julie Forshaw or Io (the more graphic, illustrative work) - see animation.

To find out more about her work, go here.