"Building layer upon layer of colour until finally, the complete image materialises"
Julie’s silkscreen prints are inspired by nature near her home in Suffolk, to develop her ideas she uses photographs for reference, making sketches in pencil and ink, until she is satisfied that she has captured the character of the wildlife. Not trying to imitate nature, she concentrates on form, line and the design of the whole piece.
Frequently combining her screen prints with handmade and reclaimed papers, working with these elements she allows the papers surface to break through the ink, or some traces of text to appear. Commenting on her work she says: “I enjoy seeing how these details work in conjunction with my images, and how these complement the flat colours I use in the screen printing process”
Currently working with printed materials and discarded screen prints – misprints, often a forgotten resource. She assembles these pieces, cutting up the prints to embellish her screen prints; these collage details, contrast beautifully with the strong forms she creates in her subjects.
previous exhibitions at the bell gallery
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