Julie Lawrence, Transient Light, August 2019
This body of work explores the transient relationship between light, matter and movement. Responding to the coastal landscape, I strive to frame an ever changing coastline, and evoke memories, visions and feelings associated with the fleeting and ephemeral nature of place. Inspired by incidental and often magical moments of light, I invite the viewer to find a still centre and quiet psychological territory and an inner sense of place and time.
Rooted in the painting language of Romanticism, I respond initially very instinctively through pastel drawings and then develop these slowly and intuitively into oil paintings. Hovering between representation and abstraction, there is a sense of liminality which runs throughout my work, bordering the threshold between nostalgic association and something unknown.
Stillness and Movement Exhibition, Staacks Gallery, July 2018