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Julie-Ann Simpson

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Degree: BA Hons Painting
University: Gray's School of Art
Graduation Year: 2014

New Blood Art Statement

Julie-Ann is making a significant impression on the emerging art world. Shortly after graduating in 2015, she won The RSA Guthrie Award and Medal for an outstanding painting by a Scottish artist under 35. She has exhibited regularly since then - being shortlisted for a number of competitions and awards.

Julie Ann Simpson is an artist inspired by the senses, evoking harmonic rhythm, recent memory, absence surrounded by presence, the abstracted forms act as a series of random echoes, with the resultant canvases blurring the mark between a reminiscent dream or the experienced actuality.

Artist Statement

My work attempts to convey this sensory experience through a synthesis of materials. I often make reference to natural forms or motifs within the environment I am depicting. Colour and pattern are then carefully considered and employed to create an abstraction of this experience; a fleeting memory, an idiosyncratic response. Within my work I aim to take an inner perception and give it physical form, thus bringing a tangible encounter to these imagined places. Constant in my work is the flux between the graphic and the atmospheric, creating within the picture plane a new place wherein the experienced reality and the romanticised perception can coexist.

Exhibitions

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2017 - Sketch 2017 Prize (shortlist) 
2016 - Visual Arts and Craft Makers Awards, Aberdeen City Council and Creative Scotland 
2016 - Hope Scott Trust Award 2016 - Contemporary British Painting Prize; longlist
2016 - Graduate in Residence, Painting Department, Gray’s School of Art
2015 The RSA Guthrie Award and Medal: for an outstanding painting by a Scottish artist under 35, Royal Scottish Academy Open 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 'Blueprint', DOK Artists' Space, Edinburgh.
2015 'Illuminate', Grampian Hospital Arts Trust, ARI, Aberdeen

Group Exhibitions

2017, Sketch, Rabley Drawing Centre, Malborough (touring exhibition) 
2016, Winter Exhibition, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen. Selected group show. 

2016, VAU Member's Show, Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh. Group show. 

2016, 'Mandala', Image Collective Gallery, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh. 

2016, RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Selected group show. 

2016, ‘The Known, the Strange and the New’, 

2016, New Blood Art for How The Light Gets In Festival, The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, Wales. 

2016, ‘Photographs by Painters’, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Group show. 

2016, ‘Stuffed Gallery’, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen. Selected group show. 

2016, ‘Toaty Wee’, exhibition of miniature artworks, Visual Artist Unit Studios, Glasgow.

2016, 'For The Time Being', Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. 

2015/16 - RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy Buildings, Edinburgh.

2015, 'Painting and Drawing', Newave Gallery, Aberdeen. Group show.

2015, 'VAU Member's Show', Generator Projects, Dundee. Group show.

2015, 'Corridor', Visual Artist Unit Studios, Glasgow. Group show.

2015, 'With Eyes Closed', Aberdeen Arts Centre

2014, RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy Buildings, Edinburgh

2014, Winter Exhibition, The Meffan Gallery, Forfar

2014, North East Open Studios, Turriff 

2014, 'Open Your Eyes', Degree Show, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen 

2014, 4th Year Painting Exhibition, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh 

2013, SPD Painting Awards, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

2013, “Imagined Realities”, Oil and Glass Gallery, Aberdeen 

2013, North East Open Studios, Turriff 

2012, David Gordon Memorial Trust Drawing Prize, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

2012, SPD Painting Awards, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen 
2011, David Gordon Memorial Trust Drawing Prize, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

Original works:

Catherine

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£350

Moon Reflection

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£200

Moonlit Girl

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£200

Trusses of Pink (study)

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£250

£200

Black Lake

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£400

A Thousand Wishes

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£700

Boundary

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£350

Mallorn

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£1500

Spoon-Fishing

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£600

The Mountain Quiet

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£500

Shaped and Reshaped

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£400

Dissemble (purple study)

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£250

For a Bit of Ground

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£300

The Bathtub

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£300

Once in a Blue Moon

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£300

Re-form

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£300

Pink Pool

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£2000

Overhang

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£300

Trusses of Pink

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£500

Solstice

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£2200

£3000

The Brightness of Things

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£1800

Vespertine

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£450

Moon-Jar I

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£350

Moon-Jar II

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£350

Moon-Jar III

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£380

Moon-Viewing

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£2500

Perfume, Incense

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£150

Orange Composition

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£250

Hemlock

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£700

£400

Red Firmament

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£350

Blue Firmament

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£350

Night World

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£400

Pink Pond

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£320

Firmament

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£260

Snow Globe

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£400

Soft Voices

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£3000

The Grey Wood

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£300

Secret Trees

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£200

By Both Beauty and Fear

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£620

Fade Out

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£200

Jungle

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£320

Weird Sister

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£350

Boat (study)

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£200

Green Shade

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£350

£225

Hinterland

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£375

Whilst the Water is Still

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£420

Moments

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£175

Wake, Butterfly

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£450

Stone Bird

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£350

The Nude (Shadow)

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£300

Potion-Making

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£350

Midori

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£200

£175

Wildflowers

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£450

Setting Sun As a Big Red Dot

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£175

Clustering Petals

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£175

Elsewhere

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£220

Mirror Pool

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£620

Utopia

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£175

To Catch a Falling Star

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£175

Cables

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£200

Golden Shadow

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£350

Sweetness

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£250

Under a Lilac Tree

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£520

Onsen Painting

By Julie-Ann Simpson

£250

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Waypoints

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Embers, Stars, Snow

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Surface

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Orange Study

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Repair it with Gold

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Lure to the Lost

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Unknown Spring

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The Veil

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Orchard

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Secret Loch

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Untended

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