about

work

My current work explores spaces, landscapes and structures—man-made or organic, and the interplay of one against and within the other. How man has stamped his boots on the earth, built monumental engineering and architecture, constructed environments, and populated landscapes, later discarding those creations and moving on when use has been fulfilled.

The story of those left-behind places is frequently an interesting one—whether it's a story of decay and return to the earth, or one of life breathed back and a renewed purpose given.

I want the shapes I describe to be something both intangible yet instantly recognisable—solid objects, the space in between them, or an atmosphere created by light, shade and colour.

life

After graduating from the University of Huddersfield with a BA (Hons) Fine Art, and with some success at London fairs and shows, I drifted away from full-time painting for a few years, first working as a concept artist (designing theme park attractions and Christmas decorations—joy) and then running my own book design/illustration business.

My return to painting and my fine-art roots has come gradually but passionately over the last few years, spurred on by finding representation with galleries and increasing interest in my work.

I currently live in a picturesque Yorkshire village with sculptor Damon Price, 3 gobby cats, 2½ motorbikes and a skeleton called Bernard.

STUDY

BTEC Diploma - Foundation in Art and Design
Barnsley College (1996)

BA (Hons) Fine Art - Painting and Drawing
University of Huddersfield (1997 - 2000)

exhibitions/galleries

Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield (UK)

The Look Gallery, Helmsley, North Yorkshire (UK)

Bils & Rye, Kirbymoorside, North Yorkshire (UK)


Shortlisted - New Light Art Prize, 2020/21 (Biennial Exhibition)

Affordable Art Fair, London, 2002, 2003

In Gallery MODE, London, 2000


Julia Brown with Helper
Julia Brown

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