My work is both an investigation into the process of painting and a search for images I find poetic or evocative of a state of mind. I often make reference to landscape and natural phenomena in my work, exploring the continuing relevance of landscape as a poetic image. I am interested in the ever-changing relationship we have with the world around us, the spiritual, emotional and historic significance of place.
The paintings aim to use the sensory and seductive qualities of colour, light and texture to reflect the very nature of how we experience things and how experience can be represented.
Julie Jones was born in 1973 in Cheshire and studied Fine Art 1996 at Nottingham Trent. Now works in Arena Studios, Liverpool. Exhibitions include Pompa 98 in Nottingham, 1998, Solo show, Unfamiliar Territory at NXN Gallery in Liverpool 1998, Solo Show Beluga Bar and Egg Gallery 1999, Dynamics in Colour, joint show at Hanover Gallery, Liverpool 2001, Sefton Open 2001 and 2002. Liverpool Biennial Independent 1999 and at Free Market, Independent, 2002. Northwest artists, Brussels, 2002/3. Arena Group show 2003. Ongoing exhibitions at Artzu Gallery, Manchester including The Affordable Art Fair, London 2004. Commissions include Stevenson Bell Architects 1998 and 2000, The Paint Stop, 2002, and LBK architects 2004.
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