Julian Meredith studied at Exeter College of Art. As well as pursuing his life as an artist, he also runs a small-holding, keeping livestock, bees and a large garden.
He has created many large-scale works for commissions, and taken up residencies for the Northern Print Studio, Newcastle, in 2005, Helmsdale, Sutherland, in 2006, and the Discovery Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in 2009.
He has created numerous solo shows, and been included in group shows in Japan, Spain, and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. His awards include the 1990 Giles Bequest Prize, administered by the V&A Museum and the British Museum; the 1991 RWA Prize; and the 2008 Runner-up SWLA, London.
His work is included in collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Cartwright Hall in Bradford, the Natural History Museum, and Teeside Airport.
Fish, birds, animals and insects, their relationship to their environment and to us is my main subject matter. These things are my satellites and for me require serious consideration. I transfer images directly from objects that are found in the landscape in which I work – deer, geese, fish, voles, shrews, etc. I hand burnish to transfer prints from wood onto paper, inking to avoid filling in the wood grain. I use blue, which is naturally transparent, on unsized Japanese paper or thin textile.