Julia Hargreaves is a keen environmentalist, using her work to highlight the spectacular beauty of planet earth, whether it's in a wilderness setting, or her own back yard.
One of the key organizations she supports is the Northern Lights Wildlife and Wolf Sanctuary by helping to raise money for wolf conservationn and awareness with sales of her wolf prints.
"Today, I walk into an art store and feel the same thrill I felt receiving my first box of paints at the age of seven. I am passionate about wildlife and feel honoured to spend my days replicating what I see and feel each time I take to the trails or simply sit on my deck watching the quails strutting by. It was a leap of faith that helped her decide to leave a successful career in England for a new start in Canada.
Chosen five times for the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Birds in Art, and three times Canadian Ducks Unlimited National Art Portfolio winner, British Columbia artist Julia Hargreaves trained in England and graduated with a masters degree in art from Manchester Metropolitan University. More recently Julia was one of eight artists out of an exhibition of 200 artworks being awarded the Artists For Conservation Award of Excellence.
Julia was selected as one of 50 artists from B.C. to participate in Art for an Oil-Free Coast. She took part in a field trip to the Great Bear Rainforest, and later donated her painting for auction, to raise public awareness about why the spectacular north coast of B.C. needs protection. She has also taken part in 3 Wilderness River Expedition Artists Federation canoe trips to, Caribou Woodland Park and the Missinaibi River in Ontario, and the Kobuk River, Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle, to sketch and record the Boreal Forest, as part of a project to help preserve the largest remaining, intact forest on the planet.