Julie Williams has been working in Hill End, NSW for over a decade. Exhibitions, The Long View at Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo Regional Gallery and The Great Divide at Bathurst Regional Gallery, present her distinctly individual responses to this remote, historically charged village. Julie Williams’ leaf paintings in The Long View are from Hunts Creek Parramatta, Sydney and Hill End. Titled ,The Nature of Existence, these oil paintings continue her rigorous exploration of the relationship between the natural and built environment. Williams enjoys mixing traditional oil painting with contemporary responses and materials. The works on paper are all plein air paintings. Works on canvas are developed in the studio built up over time with many layers of paint, glaze, sometimes collage and high tech paint pens.