38 x 30 cm | 14 x 11 in
Original mixed media painting in ink, acrylic and oil pastel on Somerset paper.
"I spend a lot of time contemplating the landscape; mountains, forests and bodies of water in particular. I am interesting in their role culturally, historically and symbollically - particularly within my native Scotland. Nan Shepherd's 'The Living Mountain' is a significant source of inspriation, as I begin to examine the mountains not only as potentially sacred places, but characters in their own right."
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.