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Julie Barnes

Julie Barnes
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I am a painter with a passion for telling a story. My work tells stories about people and nature often with a dreamlike quality, a combination of the imagined and observed, the seen and the unseen realms. Themes include fragility, innocence, vulnerability, the transience of time. I believe paintings really can speak a thousand words, they can be haunted by the past, make a connection with the viewer, conjure up and alter a sense of time and reality. I love the power of colours, such a fundamental part of our daily lives, filling the senses with their own life force. At its simplest, I hope to add a sense of beauty and stillness to an often chaotic world
I have shown my figurative paintings throughout the UK. In 2018 my work was selected for both the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize and the Sunday Times Watercolour prize Exhibitions.
AWARDS
Royal Scottish Academy, Keith Prize 2007
University of London (UCL) TS Eliot: Lady Belladonna Bursary 2014
GACC Award East Lothian Armistice Project 2018
Visual Artists and Craft Maker Award (VACMA) 2018
MEMBERSHIPS
Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) and invited VAS Council member.
Society of Scottish Artists (SSA)
Paisley Arts Institute (PAI)

Web:Juliebarnes.me.uk
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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
There is a light that never goes out ....
  • Julie Barnes
  • There is a light that never goes out ....
  • Watercolour
the illusion of control
  • Julie Barnes
  • the illusion of control
  • Mixed Media
A wise woman told me...
  • Julie Barnes
  • A wise woman told me...
  • Mixed Media
Something's off in Eden ..
  • Julie Barnes
  • Something's off in Eden ..
  • Watercolour
Saving Icarus
  • Julie Barnes
  • Saving Icarus
  • Oil
The magic of space and time
  • Julie Barnes
  • The magic of space and time
  • Mixed Media
Fragility
  • Julie Barnes
  • Fragility
  • Oil
not me but us
  • Julie Barnes
  • not me but us
  • Oil

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