Julia Hawkins ROI NEAC

Julia Hawkins ROI NEAC

Julia Hawkins is a contemporary figurative artist based in Surrey, UK.

Elected a Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2020 and the New English Art Club in 2022, she is a regular exhibitor at the Mall Galleries in London as well as in private galleries such as Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery. Her work has been selected for the prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize. Julia also shows her works with Chelsea Art Society, where she has been on the Committee for a number of years.

A highly gifted draughtsman Julia’s works have a subtle yet confident quality, which show her vivid, distinctive technique. A number of her works are owned by private collectors in the UK and internationally, including the Richard Borchard collection. Julia’s schedule combines painting and gallery commitments, teaching practice and her work with Chelsea Art Society, where she was for a number of years on the Society’s Council.

Julia completed an MA in Graphics and Illustration at the Latvian Academy of Arts and worked as a freelance commercial and editorial illustrator before opening her own studio.


  • Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2014 – 2019, 2022, 2023
  • New English Art Club 2013 to date
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2015 – 2017, 2020 – 2023
  • Society of Women Artists 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2016
  • Ruth Borchard Prize 2017
  • Chelsea Art Society 2013 to date
  • Jonathan Cooper Gallery 2017, 2016


  • 2017 Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award for an outstanding oil painter, Royal Institute of Oil Painters
  • 2017 Green & Stone Prize, Chelsea Art Society
  • 2014 C.A.S. Painting Award, Chelsea Art Society

Examples of work