150 x 90 cm | 55 x 33 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
"This work was inspired by areas of woodland and fields around my home in Aberdeen, North East Scotland. Walking in these places, my mind is filled with the sound of dried grass rustling in the wind, especially in the wake of some stormy weather, and the smell of wet soil; or on rare, mild summer evenings with pink Northern light touching everything in sight. Certain times of year would see the well-maintained land become wild and overgrown and I am always fascinated and impressed by the speed and force with which nature recovers these places."
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.