Irish Art Exhibition - Julien Friers in Belfast

Julian Friers was born in Bangor, Co. Down in 1956. His father was a wood sculptor whose work was influenced by nature, and this enthusiasm subsequently affected the interests and future of his son. At the age of nineteen he attended Art College, but left after three months to pursue the dream of becoming a wildlife artist. He had his first exhibition in 1976. Since then his international reputation has increased rapidly with paintings in many important collections. The rugged landscapes of Scotland and Ireland have been the primary inspiration for his work over the intervening years. The opportunity to paint animals and habitats of the desert has encouraged the desire to travel and paint species throughout the world. He is fortunate to have received many opportunities to exhibit internationally with the worlds most respected wildlife painters. In recent years his reputation as a wildlife painter has taken him to Germany, Holland, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and the USA. Julian Friers - Solo Exhibition Gormleys Fine Art - Belfast - 29th Apr - 13th May 2010 251 Lisburn Road, Belfast Tel: +44 (0)28 9066 3313 Irish Art