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Julie Barnes

Julie Barnes
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Julie is a painter with a passion for telling a story invoking connections between people. She studied painting and poetry after moving from a career in public sector management.

Her paintings have been described as “robust yet delicate and having a unique, magical quality.”

Julie creates imagery that is often figurative in nature, with textural surfaces favouring oils and gold leaf and also acrylic and pastels. Her use of medium is expressive in style, giving a feeling of calmness and simplicity. Her paintings tell stories and often have a folklore quality, straddling the seen and unseen worlds. Her work has been gaining popularity and is increasingly widely exhibited.

“I seek an emotional connection to the subject matter in my paintings and strive to express this through my imagery”.

In 2007 her work was awarded the RSA Keith Prize as most distinctive new artist.

Julie is a member of SSA, VAS and is also a VAS Council Member.
AWARDS
Royal Scottish Academy, Keith Prize 2007
University of London (UCL) TS Eliot: Lady Belladonna Award

MEMBERSHIPS
Council member Visual Arts Scotland (VAS)
Artist member VAS
Society of Scottish Artists (SSA)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / COLLECTIONS

2006
Gold Gallery, Edinburgh
Leith School of Art
Peter Potter Gallery, East Lothian
2007
RSA, Edinburgh
2008
Paisley Art Institute
Glasgow Art Fair
Gullane Art Gallery, East Lothian
Peter Potter Gallery, East Lothian
Bass Rock Gallery, East Lothian
Vernon Mills Art Gallery, Cheshire
2009
Paisley Art Institute
The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
Gullane Art Gallery, East Lothian
Battersea Art Fair, London
Alpha Art Gallery, Edinburgh
2010
Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow
The Queens Gallery, Dundee
Paisley Art Institute
The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
Alpha Art Gallery, Edinburgh
Gullane Art Gallery, East Lothian
Turcan Connell Exhibition, Edinburgh
Giraffe Parade, Edinburgh
Alpha Art Gallery, Edinburgh
2011
Edinburgh Art Fair
Kilspindie House, East Lothian
Francis Crawford Art Leasing
Turcan Connell Exhibition, Edinburgh
The Bridge Gallery, Aberdeen
Alpha Art Gallery, Edinburgh
The Bridge Gallery Aberdeen
Saatchi Online (selected for curated on-line collection)
Kilspindie House, East Lothian
North Berwick Art Fair, East Lothian
The Vine Trust, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Art Fair
2012
Turcan Connell Exhibition, Edinburgh
Bristol Art Fair
Open Eye Gallery
Alpha Art Gallery
Bristol Art Fair
Saatchi Online (work selected for two curated collections by R.Wilson)
Lyon and Turnball: Sick Kids Foundation
2013
Open Eye Gallery
Alpha Art Gallery
Whitehouse Gallery
Coldsteam Gallery
Lyon and Turnball: Sick Kids Foundation
Walled Garden Show- Archerfield
2015
RSA Open
VAS(T) wall of jewels
Open Eye Gallery -Dec
VAS Annual Exhibition-”Converge”
“Why Not” North Berwick art sale
2016
Edinburgh Macmillan Art Exhibition
Society Women Artists London
Paisley Art Institute 128th Annual exhibition
Sick Kids Foundation -Lyon Turnball
Arteries Art Gallery, Glasgow
Meffan Gallery, Forfar
Open Eye Christmas Exhibition
FLY 2016 Exhibition Edinburgh RSA building
RSW 2016 -pending
Saving Icarus
  • Julie Barnes
  • Saving Icarus
Play
  • Julie Barnes
  • Play
  • Julie Barnes
Shed light and luck
  • Julie Barnes
  • Shed light and luck
  • Julie Barnes
  • Julie Barnes
Its taken me all of my Life
  • Julie Barnes
  • Its taken me all of my Life
Butterfly Heart
  • Julie Barnes
  • Butterfly Heart

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