Hi there! My name is
Julia Martens.

 I am an illustrator and artist based in Vancouver, Canada, working in illustrations for publishing, film design, and fine art.
I use traditional mediums, specializing in watercolours, gouache, inks, and coloured pencils.
My work explores the charm of the Golden Age Of Illustration (1880's-1920's) but translated to our current day. I love to tell stories within my works and rarely ever create a piece that doesn't have a narrative or contain a character within it. I love whimsy and exploring historical or fantastical worlds (and the creepy!)
Since I was a child I have found so much joy within book illustrations and have since found a new joy in creating them myself. I can't wait until my own illustrations are published and can bring the same happiness to other dreaming readers.
I am currently seeking representation by a literary or illustration agent.
When I am not creating art, you can find me near the ocean, at a concert, or skydiving.



Current / Upcoming Shows + Collaborations:

Previous Shows + Collaborations:
2021  Sept 25 / BC Culture Days "A Study of Birds"
         Sept 24-25 / Abby Theatre Fest (Introductions; art film)
         Sept / Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival - Virtual Art Walk
         August / Downtown Abbotsford Mural - Montrose Ave
         Abbotsford News Article July
         Abbotsford News Article March

2020  Nov 16-20 / Tedx and Abbotsford Arts Council - Perception 
         Oct 10-18 / South Delta Artfully Anonymous - Online Exhibition
          Aug-Sept / Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival - Virtual Art Walk
          July 10-25 / #HomeGalleryLAC Surprise Exhibition - AIFS Gallery Online
          July 1-22 / A Little Bit Of Art - Kariton Gallery Online
          June 1-22 / Strange Times - Kariton Gallery Online
2018   July / Anonymous Art Show - Kariton Gallery