Twilight Reflections 43x53cms
Julie Lawrence is a contemporary landscape painter living in the Northwest of England. Rooted in the painting language of Romanticism, she responds to fleeting and ephemeral 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 towards her local coastline. She then depicts her memories of this experience back in her studio, using a variety of drawing media on paper. These drawings reveal an ambiguous figure in the landscape which recollect fleeting memories which she perceives between her shadow and the light . Alongside this, she works slowly on a body of oil paintings, focusing on the horizon at the end of the walk, the weather and atmosphere and the sense of emptiness and mood.
For her, the relationship between self and world has become increasingly about the notions of transience and impermanence .