Julian transfers images from large planks of wood and from objects which are found in the landscape in which he works... deer, feathers, fish etc.
He has always had a deep respect for people who live and work in close connection with the natural world. His work is an extension of his practical knowledge of aspects of the wild and his printmaking process impregnates the wood with pigment and paraffin, giving often large prints an almost fossil-like quality.
The use of the blue colour also helps transform the earthiness of the wood, via the flow of the grain, into something more akin to water and air. Fish images are somehow hard-wired into his brain – they are genetically imprinted.