Julie Lawrence, Stillness and Movement Exhibition, July 2018
My practice has its roots in Romanticism and the painting language of Turner, Blake and Palmer. I work intuitively and instinctively in the way that I respond to the landscape and coastal scenery and am interested in the ephemeral and transient relationship between light, movement and matter.
There is a sense of liminality which runs throughout my work which invites the viewer to find a still centre and quiet psychological territory, bordering the threshold between nostalgic association and something unknown.
Subsequent to receiving a Masters degree in Fine Art from the University of Chester, I have exhibited widely across the UK, and was recently awarded north of England Artist of the Year, at the national open art competition in London.