21 x 33 cm | 8 x 12 in
Original painting in oil and charcoal on board.
"A piece derived from my experience in Japan, particularly in the Zen gardens of Kyoto. Through drawing I aim to recreate a sense of balance and harmony with texture and pattern, whilst channelling inspiration from oriental aesthetics."
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.