My oil paintings are like arrows or signposts pointing towards a felt understanding of a given experience or an aspect that illuminates being human, they form a colourful map, which may accurately describe the terrain, but it is still not the terrain itself.
I find I am repeatedly drawn to a particular location in order to better understand it, such as pockets of wilderness and private gardens. By using the transformative power of nature I hope to shed light and awareness on what lies hidden.
By placing emphasis on cultivated and natural landscapes, I wish to highlight what we stand to lose if we do not protect our natural environment and by including evidence of man’s presence it is my hope that mankind and nature can live in harmony.
Julie Moss was born in Lancashire, UK in 1959 and attended Bolton school of Art between the ages of 13 to 16. She studied for her BA in Fine Art at Falmouth University 2007-2011. Selected exhibitions include Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 2009, 2013, 2016, Tribe prize, Edgar Modern, Bath, 2014, Windsor and Newton’s Painting prize, Griffin Gallery, 2015, Spectrum, Herrick Gallery, London, 2016. John Moore's prize second stage 2018.
Julie now lives and works in Cornwall and is a member of Newlyn Society of Artists, her work has appeared in publications such as; Fresh paint Magazine, British Vogue and Aesthetica Magazine.