108 x 151 cm | 40 x 55 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
"This work was created during my residency at Gray's School of Art, for my solo show 'For The Time Being'. Interested in the ephemeral and often overlooked beauty in the every day, this work focuses on the domestic ritual of bathing. 'Soft Voices' refers to the way sound reacts in and around water, things seemed to become murmured, like in the bath you could be a world away. As with many of my other works, I am fascinated with bodies of water and also the fusion of inside/outside spaces. Therefore the bath in this painting is full of petals and there is a suggestion of the shadows of trees. Perhaps we are outside?"
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.