Julie Ann grew up in the North of England. After completing her A Levels, she set off to see the world and spent an eventful and adventurous few years abroad. After working as a catwalk model in Israel, touring as an actress in California, and travelling around much of Eastern Europe she returned to England and settled in the Lake District.
2000 was a landmark year for her: having excelled in art at school, she began to paint once more, and set up her own studio in Kendal where she started to create her dazzling oils. Julie Ann then spent 20 years living in the English Lake District before moving to Dorset in 2018, where she now lives close to the beach.