Contemporary Landscape Painter
Pastel on paper
Oils on Board
Rooted in the painting language of the Romantic Landscape tradition, I respond to regular daily walks to the West Kirby coastline on the Wirral Peninsula. This walking routine began as a daily ritual during the coronavirus pandemic, and is now an integral part of my practice.
My practice has two strands. The first strand is displayed in my pastel drawings. The series responds to shifting momentary perceptions between my own shadow and the changing light on a daily walk as I make my way along the street, through woodland until I reach my coastal destination. These drawings reveal a transitional ambiguous identity moving through space- an unresolved tension within the landscape that evokes the fleeting mixture of memory and perception.
The second strand manifests in oil paintings, capturing the transient light and nuances of colour I experience in stillness at the end of my walk. Both strands of work respond to what is experienced fleetingly and almost unseen.
Background portolio can be viewed on www.axisweb.org/artist/julielawrence or follow the Axis link on this site.