36 x 30 cm | 13 x 11 in
Original mixed media painting in watercolour, screen print and oil pastel on Somerset paper.
"The aesthetic for many of these works comes from 'mille-fleur' paintings and tapestries. Gardens have remained an important theme within my practice, the visual opportunity for contrast between wild and manicured spaces."
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.