Julian Sutherland-Beatson studied illustration and printmaking at Eastbourne College of Art for 4 years (latterly under master printmaker Robert Tavener) before embarking on a career in graphic design and illustration.
Since 2004, when two paintings were purchased by the House of Lords to complement an existing collection of period travel paintings, he has been painting and exhibiting in the UK and throughout Europe. In 2008 Julian began a year-long project painting Sussex landscapes - Sussex 365 (A year in the life), which culminated in an exhibition in 2010 of 200 of these paintings at Glyndebourne.
"I love the enforced discipline and focus of creating a daily painting" says Julian "It is particularly suited to the work I have made at Glyndebourne" His daily paintings are inspired by the business of Glyndebourne; opera on stage, backstage, gardens, audience, wining and dining and the landscape.
Julian returns to Glyndebourne in 2018 for an eighth year, painting scenes of Glyndebourne going about its business during the Festival.