About

Julia is an abstract expressive oil painter based in North Yorkshire, UK.  Passionate about colour, with an ever evolving palette, rich textures and dynamic mark making, her work embodies dramatic, ethereal and calming tones.   

 

Through an intuitive process she expresses her emotions from within, as they unfold from one moment to the next.

 "Letting go of conscious thoughts and intentions and embracing the unknown is what drives this process and leads me to exciting, unexpected results.  My approach is one of playfulness and curiosity which I believe helps maintain a fresh and energetic feel to my work.

 

I see my paintings as ethereal, 'dreamlike' worlds that invite the viewer in and offer a sense of peace, calm or joy.  Whether its through loving the colours, the feel or reminding them of a special place, I hope the viewer will find their own emotional connection with my artwork that is meaningful to them."

Bio:

Julia lives and works from her studio in North Yorkshire. She received a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art at the University of East London in 1994, following which she returned to Yorkshire and after various jobs, overseas travel and raising a family, she pursues her career as a full time painter.  

 

Julia's work is held in private collections across the UK and abroad and she is represented by a selection of UK galleries.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Interpretations of Landscape, Highgate Contemporary London - Feb 2021

  • Winter Exhibition Silson Contemporary, Harrogate Jan – April 2019

  • Art & Contemporary Art Fair York Oct 2018

  • ‘Rural Textures’ Studio Vault Settle Sept – Dec 2018

  • ‘Smash: Visual Art Regrooved’ According to McGee York Oct - Dec 2018

  • ‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition – Blue Tree Gallery, York Mar-Jun 2018

  • Winter Exhibition Silson Contemporary, Harrogate Jan-Mar 2018

  • Harrogate Open Exhibition – Mercer Gallery Jun-Sept 2017

  • North Yorkshire Open Studios June 2017

  • Spring into Summer, Silson Contemporary, Harrogate May 2017

  • New Beginnings, Silson Contemporary, Harrogate Oct 2016

  • Platform Open Exhibition – Morphets of Harrogate 14 – 17 July 2016

  • HIVE Arts Expo – Harrogate International Centre – Nov 2015

  • Platform Open Exhibition – Morphets of Harrogate - Oct 2015

  • Great North Art Show 2015 - Ripon Cathedral, 28 Aug – 20 Sept 2015

  • Group Exhibition - Number Six Gallery, Pateley Bridge, Aug 2015

  • Harrogate Open Exhibition - Mercer Gallery, Harrogate, July – Nov 2015

  • North Yorkshire Open Studios June 2014

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