Commissions and Illustrations

Book illustration

Julie has been commissioned by most of the major UK publishers, illustrating countless bookjackets for authors ranging from Noel Streatfield, Jamila Gavin, Enid Blyton & James Herriot. 

She is also the author & illustrator of children’s picture books published by the prestigious Andersen Press in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, South Korea, Canada and Australia.

For more of Julie’s book covers, please view the additional page.

Book Illustration

Private commissions & house portraits

Julie has been commissioned to create paintings for homes, boardrooms, golf courses, retirements, graduations, weddings and interior design projects big and small. Scroll down & see our ‘How to Commission A Painting’ page for more details or visit our studio and art gallery at 59 Watergate Row South, Chester.

House Portrait in the lake District - signpost series
Arlington House - illustration
Sandon JC - illustration

Corporate clients & advertising

Since graduating in 1983 Julie has painted bespoke commissions for corporate clients worldwide, including The Post Office, Royal Life Insurance, British Telecom, ICI, The NHS, Singapore Airlines and Teachers Whisky.

Co-op illustration
Co-op Bank illustration
Julie Colclough Illustration
Julie Colclough Illustration for Target
ISL marketing illustration
ISL marketing illustration
(Olympics & FIFA)
Hilden & Warrington - twin towns
Commissioned by the German town of Hilden

Trifid - illustration
Grasmere Gingerbread Christmas cards

Food & drink illustration

You’ve probably seen Julie’s illustrations in your supermarket. Julie Colclough’s painting commissions include  packaging illustrations for a huge range of ice creams, cereals, sweets, fruit & teabags for various well-known brands and supermarkets. 
An illustrator’s life is never boring!

Series for Ambrosia Rice tins
Co-op Ice Cream
Co-op juice drinks
Co-op Ambrosia Creamed Rice with Apple
Illustration for tins of Ambrosia Creamed Rice
Co-op ice lolly range

Magazine illustration

After graduating in illustration, Julie began her career as a freelance artist illustrating many books and magazine articles for clients such as The Sunday Times and What Car.

Sunday Times illustration
Sunday Times Magazine
Sunday Times Magazine
What Car Magazine
Sunday Times
What Car Magazine
What Car Magazine

For more information about commissioning a painting from Julie, see our dedicated page how to commission a painting.