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Julie Silvester paints mainly with pastel. Being a dry medium, it allows her to work spontaneously without waiting for paint to dry. Silvester applies various textures and techniques to the painting surface before overlaying with the pastels to add another dimension to the work. Silvester has always enjoyed using the coast as a means of getting inspiration for her work. Its light and colour, its movement and ever-changing moods, give her an endless supply of subject matter. In the past 10 years she has explored more inland areas of Western Australia and also the amazing array of Salt Lakes and estuaries that Western Australia has to offer. Silvester has been exhibiting throughout Western Australia in open and invitation-only art exhibitions since 1992. Within this time, receiving over 100 awards throughout the State.