81cm x 113cm
Painting taken from part of an exhibition called 'Translations', originally shown at Ryebank Gallery. From the catalogue:
These works have been built in many layers of oil glaze. Some have charcoal including and others have some gilt work. The oils are applied in fantail brushwork to remove any hard edges as the intention is to render an ethereal quality to the works.
One of the most important motifs in Julia's work is the representation of light as a divine force. For example in Deai, where there is an explicit depiction of a divine encounter.
Turquoise and orange are often used in oriental landscapes but they also have spiritual signifiance to the artist who often dreams of supernatural turquoise bays. The orange stands for both fire and sun: life force.
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