Julie Marabelle is a French multidisciplinary artist and founder of Famille Summerbelle
She lives in Amsterdam with her husband and their three children.
Julie's background is a mix of Visual Art which she studied in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art (Olivier de Serres). In 2008, after a decade immersed in the creative scene of London—studying at Central Saint Martins and designing sets for theatre productions—Julie embarked on a six-month travel around the world with her family. Inspired by her travels, she started crafting intricate paper cut maps with a surgical scalpel, a tool used during her stage design studies to create scale models of her theatrical productions.  
Cutting through large sheets, she envisions playful and delicate universes, drawing inspiration from the places she lived and visited. 
With nature as a major source of inspiration, Julie describes her work as a continuous exploration of shapes, patterns and colours that she expresses through paper cuttings, drawings and paintings.
Her commitment to details and craftsmanship is evident in every piece. She appreciates the way a work of art, whether delicately cut or brightly coloured, will bring a sense of belonging and joy in people's interiors.
She has previously exhibited her work in Tokyo and has been commissioned to create exclusive paper cut maps and artworks for private and commercial clients such as Bonton Japan, Issey Miyake, The Londoner Hotel Macao, EngelPunt, the V&A, Mothercare, Sainsburys, PanaHome and 72 & Sunny among others. 
She is represented in Japan by Edition Paumes
Julie is open for commission work. You can get in touch with her on the  Contact form.

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