Photography: Sarah Norton

About the Artist

Julie Paterson

“I am a painter, printmaker and designer of textiles. I own a small fabric company called Cloth that I set up more than 20 years ago, because it made sense at the time and still does now.

I live mostly in the mountains and sometimes near the ocean on the edge of the city. I like working with found wood and metal. I like printing on hemp. I prefer cycling to work but sometimes I take the bus. My favourite colour is Old Lady Red. I love my dog. I’ve written a book and a manifesto to live by.

I live a simple life. It feels good.”