Julia Alexandra Mee is a fresco painter who trained in Florence, where she lived and worked for eight years producing works in buon fresco, spirit fresco and other wall painting techniques in and around Florence. In recent years her work has exploited the traditional aspects of this technique, having executed several private commissions in buon fresco in villas near Florence and Lucca. She is now working towards developing the technique in new and creative ways, having participated in a number of collective exhibitions and solo shows.
Her artistic training began in her father’s studio before undertaking a Foundation Course in Art and Design at Staffordshire University, a BA Hons Degree in History of Art and Architecture and a Masters Degree in History of Drawing at the University of Reading. Following several collective exhibitions, in 2005 she moved to Italy to continue her research in fresco painting, enrolling at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence on a Fine Art degree where she specialised in buon fresco, graduating with ‘110 e lode’ (First with distinction). She has written several articles on fresco painting and recently translated Encaustic Wall Painting by Sergio Paolo Diodato (Nardini Editore, Florence, 2014). She has taught History of Art and Architecture for Miami University and currently teaches courses on wall painting techniques here in Edinburgh.