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Kaye Julian

Kaye was born in 1989 in New Plymouth, New Zealand and studied social work at WITT in New Plymouth for a career in mental health social work. Kaye moved to Wellington in 2019 with her two cats and enjoy’s attending social gatherings for artists to spend time drawing together.

Kaye writes “I’ve been an artist my whole life and as a child often spent my lunchtimes in the library working on drawings or making beautiful borders for my school work.
I was also runner up for an Australasian short story competition for children at 6 years old.

I spent my teens illustrating short stories I had written just so I could illustrate them.

After high school I reached a crossroads where I had to decide between going to art school or studying for a career in the caring professions. I went down the path of a career in mental health social work however later trained as an arts therapist to combine my two loves.”

Kaye Julian 2024

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