Details

Julie’s work is ultra-expressive and dynamic, drawing inspiration from the natural beauty and geographical forms and textures of the Mornington Peninsula. The vibrant blues and greens of the ocean come together with the glorious shades of Australian natives, coastal shrubs and tea trees, forming powerful visual rhythms.

“I strongly believe that colour can play a significant role in lifting our mood. I love working with iridescent colours that radiate in the light.”

Julie’s work demonstrates her exploration of the flow, physicality and integration of colour, whether it be paint applied by brush, stick, palette knife or direct from the tube to canvas, contrasted with the beauty and simplicity of working with ink on paper.

 

“Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the and that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”

Wassily Kandinsky

 

Preferring to work on large scale canvases, Julie works intuitively and her pieces tend to develop over many days, weeks and months, with time for reflection between each stage. The end result is a joyous blend of fluid work filled with a real visual energy, highlighting a peacefulness of flow or transition of playful dots floating from one into the other, creating pathways of colour.

 

The work is big, bold and awash with the colour of life.

 

Julie is currently living and working in Melbourne, sharing time between her two studios in Hawthorn and Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.

Exhibitions

2019:

Sorrento Art Show, Gallery Name, Sorrento, Vic

Blairgowrie Easter Art Show, Blairgowrie, Vic

Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury, Vic

Art For All, Fairfield, Vic

Albert Park Art Show, Albert Park, Vic

Somers Art Fair, Somers, Vic

 

2018:    

Mornington Art Show, Mornington, Vic

Blairgowrie Easter Art Show, Blairgowie, Vic

Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury, Vic

Mount View Art Show, Glen Waverley, Vic

Derinya Art And Craft Exhibition, Frankston South, Vic

MLC Public Hanging, Kew, Vic

Art for All, Fairfiled, Vic

Albert Park Art Show, Albert Park, Vic

Somers Art Fair, Somers, Vic

Camberwell on Canvas, Camberwell, Vic

 

2017:    

Blairgowrie Easter Art Show, Blairgowrie, Vic

Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury, Vic

Moss Deck Art Show ‘Turning Art Into Water’, Altman Studio and Gallery, Highett, Vic

Art For All, Fairfield, Vic

 

Hart Art Art Show, Hartwell, Vic

Camberwell Art Show, Camberwell, Vic

Mt Eliza Art Show, Mt Eliza, Vic

Somers Art Fair, Somers, Vic

 

2016:    

Blairgowrie Easter Art Show, Blairgowrie, Vic

Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury, Vic

‘Society’ Group Show, Ministry of Art Gallery, St Kilda, Vic

Moss Deck Invitational Skateboard Art Show ‘Turning Art Into Water’, Ministry of Art, St Kilda, Vic

Somers Art Fair, Somers, Vic

 

2015:    

Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury, Vic

Contact Me

E- jcmodernart1@gmail.com

T- 0402037485

© 2019 by Julie Crosthwaite.
 

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