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ARTIST STATEMENT

 

Julie’s latest work is inspired by the sea, which holds endless fascination for her. She often travels and sails to gather inspiration, finding herself in unexpected sometimes challenging conditions, such as tropical storms and sudden unexpected changes in the weather. It is often these moments, which offer the most provoking subject matter for her work.

 

The mysterious and uncontrollable flux of the sea offers a sense of awe. This connects back to Romantic philosophy, which has influenced some of Julie’s earlier landscape and photography work. She feels this still plays an important role in art today because of the link to our most basic human instincts, along with a sense of the beyond and restorative uplifting powers of nature that we often overlook in today's society.

 

Julie uses an oil based monotype technique. Her unique painterly and spontaneous approach allows her to be responsive to the process of discovery and surprise as the images evolve. These works are one off, unique captured moments. Expressions of poignant memories in which light, time and movement play a crucial part in their construction. Artistic influences include JMW Turner, Norman Ackroyd, Maggi Hambling & Joan Mitchell.

 

Julie studied Drawing and Painting in Edinburgh and lives in Brighton, UK. Alongside her own art practice she teaches and manages the art department of a local college. She is currently a member of BIP-Art Print Studio and the Fiveways Artists Group.

 

ARTIST BIO                                                     

 

2007– 2008            PGCE Secondary Art & Design, The University of Brighton

 

2005-2005              Erasmus Exchange, L’Ecole des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg, France.

                                          

2002 – 2006           BA (Hons) Degree, Painting, Edinburgh College of Art

                 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

Nov 19                    Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London

 

May 19                    Printhouse, AOH Brighton, Fiveways, Brighton and Hove

Apr 19                     Fiveways Artists Group Exhibition, Open House Pub, Brighton

Dec 18                     Julie Clark & Julie Jennings, AOH Brighton, Brighton and Hove                    

 

Oct 17                      Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Evolution, BIP-ART, London

 

Jul 11                       Contemporary Romantics, Degree Art, Vyner Street, London

 

Aug 08                     Group Exhibition, The Claremont, Brighton and Hove

 

Jul 08                       Solo Exhibition, Carberry Tower, East Lothian

 

Nov 07                     Solo & Group Exhibiitons, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh

 

Jun 07                      Going Places, Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton on Thames, Surrey

 

Mar 07                     Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

 

Nov 06                     Group Exhibition, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

                 

Nov 06                     London Artist Book Fair 06, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London

 

Jun 06                     Glasgow Print Studio Printmaking Prize

                                          

Nov 04                    Andrew Grant Bequest Award, Edinburgh College of Art