Dyer's work explores the complex connections between us and the natural world. The visual language used in her etchings help her make sense of the world we live in by describing subjects of nature in both contemporary realism and abstract sensibilities. Topics that hold complex environmental issues that touch our lives and values are reduced to simple descriptions which convey a subtle message metaphor or narrative.
Her inspirations are not always obvious and the message may only be understood through the title or ambiguous descriptions within the work. Communication of her work can often be through the complexities of pattern in nature. For example the fur of an endangered species, the complex patterning of a starling murmuration or the shifting patterns of land and sea in a series of maps.
Within the execution of the work, Julie is absorbed in the repetitive rhythm of mark-making and the numerous processes of printmaking that encompasses both formal and spontaneous enquiry.