Julian Vilarrubi studied painting at the Royal Academy Schools where he won the Richard Ford Award for travel in Spain. He has made landscape paintings based on travels throughout Europe and Russia. He works en plein air as well as in the studio and drawing underpins all his work. In the last four years he has been focusing on working from the figure using an iPad as the principal drawing tool and he now considers this approach to be as valid as any traditional method. For him the iPad offers a whole range of exciting possibilities for the artist. His first book 'Life Drawing on the iPad' was published by Crowood Press in June 2018. Julian lives in Brighton where he works in his studio, undertakes commissions and teaches drawing and painting.