Julie Ann Heath lives and works near the ruins of a castle and a beautiful church in Leicestershire. Her surroundings and the people she meets are her inspiration. She is a romantic, believing love is at the centre of life. Through her writing and art Julie Ann’s imagination takes flight exploring the unexpected, the invisible and the spiritual.
Biography – Julie Ann
Born: 1962, Leicestershire.
Left school at 16 and went to work
Career: Made Product Director of large retailer at the age of 30. Ran own boutique in Nottingham.
Ministry: Ordained as priest in the Church of England at the age of 44
Education: Studied theology at The University of Nottingham. Graduated at age 46
Exhibitions: ‘Living in The Maze’ July 2013 – The Gallery@Pedestrian, LCB Depot, Leicester
‘Under the Sky’ October 2013 – The Gallery@Pedestrian, LCB Depot, Leicester
‘Beginning with Love’ March 2015 – St. Helen’s Church, Ashby de la Zouch
Projects & Commissions
‘ The Garden’ a play by Julie Ann, inspired by her book ‘The Angel at the Bottom of the Garden’. Selah Theatre Company toured with the play in July 2013.
‘The Garden’ film – Julie Ann has now written a screenplay, and with the help of a number of friends a 50 minute film has been produced. Julie Ann hopes to develop the film, along with the book into a resource to be a guide for reflection and contemplation.
The Board of Education, Leicester Diocese.
A number of school workshops and art projects in schools in Leicestershire and Peterborough.
BBC Radio Nottingham – Thought for the Day – Fashion updates and style advice.
BBC Radio Leicester – Thought for the Day – Interviews on various topics, guest presenter for ‘Tales from the Wardrobe’