41 x 31 cm | 16 x 12 in
Original painting in oil and pencil on paper.
"This piece was inspired by the Spring landscape of Japan; the flowering cherry blossoms and vibrant greens of the rich gardens and countryside. I draw on this imagery and distil it into quintessential colours and textures, conveying a more immediate expression."
Julie-Ann recently won a prize at the Royal Scottish Academy Open – The RSA Guthrie Award and Medal: for an outstanding painting by a Scottish artist under 35.
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.