13 x 17 cm | 5 x 6 in
Original painting in watercolour on paper.
Original painting in watercolour, ink and pencil on paper.
"Part of a new series of work combining abstraction and figuration, all with the same emphasis on painterly touch, colour and surface that runs through all my work. This body of work examines a feminine identity, often through the lens of the natural world. The landscape provides useful metaphors to speak about the human condition, whilst also alluding to our relationship with nature itself."
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.