''Half Light' 43x43cms oil on board (framed)
Julie Lawrence is a contemporary landscape painter living in the Northwest of England. Rooted in the painting language of Romanticism, she responds to transient and incidental moments of light and atmosphere. Ideas of liminality underpin her work, which stands on the threshold of nostalgic association and something unknown. Julie holds a BA (hons) first class in Art with Theology and Religious studies; she also holds an MA in fine Art from Chester University.
Her working process involves initiating a body of work by walking in her local environment. She then responds to this experience back in her studio, using a variety of drawing media on paper. The drawings recollect her memories of moving through the landscape. Alongside this, she works slowly on a body of oil paintings, focusing on the horizon at the end of the walk, and the sense of stillness and mood.