42 x 60 cm | 16 x 23 in
Original mixed media painting in oil and charcoal on paper.
"This work comes from a strand of my practice which deals with the figure, in this instance drawn from life, and abstracts it. There is a notion of veiling and concealing through paint's materiality and pattern, making the figure more ambiguous."
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.