61 x 76 cm | 22 x 28 in
Original painting in oil and charcoal on canvas.
"Imagining the tree as a sacred site, tying in various folkloric myths which embody spirits in nature. In this image, the tree serves as a beacon within the landscape."
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.