Julia Richter is originally from Berlin but since 2005 works as a part-time freelance artist in Ireland. She started painting at 12 years of age after receiving some tubes of paint and a booklet of “How to…” by her aunt who lived in East Germany at the time. Ever since she has developed her artistic skills by sketching and using oils on different canvas media. She is a self-taught artist and cartoonist with many years of experience. Living in Ireland for some time has inspired her work and creative approach. She is currently working on ‘Women’s Views in Modern Society’ and has started a range of big scale paintings on this topic. She has been mainly exhibiting locally in Co Leitrim and runs also a small business for greeting cards and graphic services from her home.