Painting - Oil Painting
Julia’s latest paintings have a more intimate quality and are concerned with the personal reflective aspects of natural beauty, as realised in water, landscape, light and pure colour. Ranging from the dark and luminous quality of water at night to the honey coloured light of late afternoon, each painting is an attempt to evoke a fleeting visual reference to something that is essentially ethereal. They are an emotional response to a sensory experience, infused with feelings of nostalgia prompted by the changing colours of the seasons, the rise and fall of light throughout a day and the resultant shadows across the landscape.
After graduating in fine art from Brighton in 1989, Julia moved to London where she became a member of the Tram Depot studios in Clapton. She has since moved to the Pavilion Studios in Chiswick. Julia’s paintings are expressive colourful abstracts with an organic landscape feel. She takes inspiration from the experience of nature on a grand scale, but the physical act of painting allows the work to take on an evocative life of its own. Julia starts with a blank un-primed canvas and lets the paint guide her, initially through pure liquid colour, fuelled by a particular feeling. images ©copyright Julia Everett 553