This oil and mixed media painting is part of Julie’s “Landscape” series. Each of these expressive paintings records hints and elements of either figures or transient objects, touching and forever moving; steadily in time or fleetingly with the changeable landscape.
Julie places the viewer into the painting to experience the landscape. Either within a meditative painting process or simply through the thrill of using different media, including subtle use of unconventional materials such as varnishes, Hammerite, pens etc.
Julie’s semi-abstract landscapes are born out of the accumulation of many references: places visited, nostalgia, literature, traces, and a spiritual response to the ephemeral nature of light. Resulting in something either beautiful or peaceful, or creating an uneasy landscape where the tensions are shown by the vast, bleak wilderness of it all.