“Being a witness to our rapidly changing world is particularly poignant for an artist inspired by nature. Just painting the beauty of life has become a frustration. I am getting the uneasy feeling that, like the cavemen in the distant past, I am painting subjects that will not exist in our very near future. It has become important to me to paint the ‘big picture’ –the relationship between different species and their environments. The story of our time.”
–Julie Askew
Source: Lifeline – Painting the bigger picture, Stanford University MAHB


Lifeline Paintings
Earth Expeditions
Lifeline Films
Earth Projects
Lifeline Schools


Exhibited at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences
"All aspects of nature are linked in a life and death circle, every species depending on another to survive. If a single species is drastically reduced or removed from an ecosystem, the knock on effect can be devastating.
My “Lifeline” series of paintings explores these links.
The removal of the herbivores by bush meat poaching is a very big issue in Africa. “Lifeline 2” looks at the grasslands and how herbivores, like the wildebeest, link with so many species , even the grass itself" - Julie Askew
Photographs on location - Tanzania