Julia Midgley is a documentary artist. Her specialism is Reportage or Documentary Drawing. She works predominantly on paper drawing subject matter from direct observation and is the recipient of National awards for drawing, painting, and printmaking. A member of Reportager, she is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, R.E., and the Royal Watercolour Society, R.W.S. Julia was a Reader in Documentary Drawing at Liverpool School of Art & Design, until retiring December 2013.
In 2017 as Official Artist to the Liverpool John Moores University’s anniversary Roscoe Lecture series she portrayed Mark Carney, Governor Bank of England; Jeremy Paxman; Vince Cable; and Lord Hall, Director General of the BBC.
Reportage commissions/projects have found Julia surrounded by Vikings at Blackpool Pleasure Beach; standing in the press pen at Bechers Brook; working in archaeological trenches at Stonehenge; drawing in surgical operating theatres, and on board an EH 101 Merlin helicopter with the Tactical Medical Wing, RAF Brize Norton.