Julia McKenzie is based in South London. She trained at Camberwell School of Art and has a BA degree in Fine Art. Her work is primarily drawing based layered with paper cuts and collage. 'I am interested in drawing and exploring what I find in my immediate environment. I look for the evidence of nature I can hold in my hand from my suburban garden to what I discover on my travels to the sea or the countryside. Nature makes me a witness to events, creatures and objects I don’t always fully understand; my drawings and collections of things help me form a bridge between my urban living and the natural world. I look for bones, plants, insects and birds. I like residues and husks of animals, plants or minerals that have survived long enough for me to find and examine. I celebrate the fragile, the forgotten, the broken and the beautiful.'