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Julie Barnes

Julie Barnes
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Julie is a painter with a passion for telling a story. Born in Manchester, Julie moved to Scotland in 2001 and studied art in Edinburgh. She has shown her distinctive figurative paintings throughout the UK since 2006.
Her work has now been shortlisted for the 2018 Lynn Painter Stainers Prize and the outcome is awaited.
Her paintings have been described as “robust yet delicate and having a unique, magical quality.”
Julie creates imagery that is often figurative in nature. Her use of medium is expressive in style, with textural surfaces giving a feeling of calmness and simplicity.
"I am inspired and influenced by everything I experience. Painting offers me a way to share this and connect with people. A bridge between myself and the world using emotion, content and colour. At it's simplest, I hope to add a sense of beauty and stillness into an often chaotic world."
Julie is a member of VAS, Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) and a VAS Council Member since 2015.
In 2007 she was awarded the Keith Prize by the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA)
Web:Juliebarnes.me.uk
Email:Info@juliebarnes.me.uk
AWARDS
Royal Scottish Academy, Keith Prize 2007
University of London (UCL) TS Eliot: Lady Belladonna Award

MEMBERSHIPS
Visual Arts Scotland (VAS)
Invited to become VAS Council member in 2015.
Society of Scottish Artists (SSA)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / COLLECTIONS

2006-2007
Gold Gallery, Edinburgh
Leith School of Art
Peter Potter Gallery, East Lothian
RSA, Edinburgh
2008-2009
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
Battersea Art Fair, London
Alpha Art Gallery, Edinburgh
2010-2011
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
Edinburgh Art Fair
Kilspindie House, East Lothian
Francis Crawford Art Leasing
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
2012-2013
Turcan Connell Exhibition, Edinburgh
Bristol Art Fair
Open Eye Gallery -Christmas show
Alpha Art Gallery
Saatchi Online (work selected for two curated collections by R. Wilson)
Lyon and Turnball: Sick Kids Foundation
2013-2015
University College London (UCL) awarded Lady Belladonna bursary.
Open Eye Gallery
Alpha Art Gallery
Whitehouse Gallery
Coldsteam Gallery
Lyon and Turnball: Sick Kids Foundation
Walled Garden Show- Archerfield
RSA Open
VAS Annual Exhibition VAS(T) wall of jewels
Open Eye Gallery
VAS Annual Exhibition-”Converge”
“Why Not” Gallery art sale
2016-2017
Edinburgh Macmillan Art Exhibition
Society Women Artists London -pre select
Sick Kids Foundation -Lyon Turnball
Arteries Art Gallery, Glasgow
Meffan Gallery, Forfar
Open Eye Christmas Exhibition
VAS Annual Exhibition -'FLY ' 2016
East Coast Arts- open studios event
Imago Mundi Collection-International collection
RSA Open Exhibition, Edinburgh, SNG
2018
Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition 2018
Royal Institute painters in Watercolour-decision pending
Whitehouse gallery -spring 2018
The magic of space and time
  • Julie Barnes
  • The magic of space and time
  • Mixed Media
Play
  • Julie Barnes
  • Play
  • Mixed Media
A wise woman told me...
  • Julie Barnes
  • A wise woman told me...
  • Mixed Media
Finding her voice..
  • Julie Barnes
  • Finding her voice..
  • Oil
The longing
  • Julie Barnes
  • The longing
  • Oil
Thetis of the silver feet
  • Julie Barnes
  • Thetis of the silver feet
  • Mixed Media
  • Julie Barnes
  • Mixed Media
If I was a bird I would fly..
  • Julie Barnes
  • If I was a bird I would fly..
  • Oil

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