Marie Julou (Tina Mccallan)

Born in Guernsey, Channel Islands in 1964, McCallan is a versatile artist with a B.A. in Painting from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1987, followed by an M.A. from the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 1993. Her artistic journey then led her to Germany, where she received a DAAD scholarship to study under Gunter Uecker at the Art Academy Dusseldorf from 1994 to 1996.

During her time in Germany, she expanded her artistic practice to include installation, performance, and film, resulting in numerous group and solo exhibitions. In 1999, she initiated her inaugural “Recreation” project, a collaborative painting endeavor inspired by Old Master workshops, inviting museum audiences to create their own masterpieces.

Notably, in 2002, she was commissioned by the National Gallery in London to produce the “Piero di Cosimo” Recreation project, involving 100 participants—a pivotal moment in her extroverted artistic journey.
Her impressive list of commissions extends to institutions like the United Nations Lebanon, the Museum of London, 24 hours in Neukoln, Berlin, the Canakkale Bienalle in Turkey, the Glastonbury Festival, and the Museo de Belles Artes in Valencia.

Alongside these “Recreations,” she maintains a more introspective practice under the pseudonym Marie Julou, focusing on abstract painting. Her current fascination lies in the realm of “Outsider Artists”, who create art outside conventional institutions, often deemed “Visionary” or “Spirit” artists.
Julou has nurtured her outsider perspective by living in various countries, including Turkey, France, Germany, and her current residence in Valencia, Spain.

Available Works:


‘Gold & Glitter’

Series ‘Horror Vacui’

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