Julianna Byrne is an artist and illustrator who practices mainly with inks, pencil and water. Her ethereal paintings present mythical landscapes 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’, as well as Japanese engravings. She draws a lot of her inspiration from the depiction of the female form in ancient mythology.
Julianna was part of the ‘Girls Only’ collaborative exhibition in Mumbai in 2016, curated by Antonia Marsh. Her latest body of work “Muse” which consists of dreamy paintings depicting numerous nymph like nudes from greek mythology will be exhibited at Alex Eagle Studio from the 26th of February to 2nd March, 2018.