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Julianne Barclay

Julianne Barclay
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I am an abstract painter who works mainly in oils. I sometimes work from life, but more often than not, my painting process begins by opening the subconscious. Often recent experiences come to the surface. When I start, I have no preconceived ideas about image or composition as intuition leads. After spontaneous mark making, the act of painting becomes a balance between the conscious and the subconscious. A conversation begins. It is a two way dialogue, an exchange of questions and answers, between myself and the work. The conversation is fluid at times and may also cease, only to begin again organically. During the process, I’m a channel for my emotional, visual and physical experiences to come through. By adding, taking away, scratching and scrapping, a natural conclusion is reached. The image feels and expresses a truth.
I studied Art and Education at Homerton College, Cambridge . This was followed by a Masters degree in Victorian Art and Architecture at the Royal Holloway, London University. After teaching for a few years, I studied at Leith School of Art, Edinburgh. I have exhibited in a variety of group shows including with the ROI at the Mall Gallleries and have just had my solo show at Aberfeldy Watermill Gallery.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Sept 2021 Essence , The Watermill Gallery, Aberfeldy.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Dec 2018 ROI annual exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
June 2018 Epilogue Arusha Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh.
Oct 2017 Air: Space, Aberfeldy Watermill.
June 2017 Tenfold, Arusha Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh.
Dec 2016 10 by 10, White Space, Edinburgh.
March 2015 Cairns Gallery, Peebles.
That Day After Sketching... 145cm x160cm
  • Julianne Barclay
  • That Day After Sketching... 145cm x160cm
  • Oil
Summer Resurgence- Nasturtiums 137cm x 180cm
  • Julianne Barclay
  • Summer Resurgence- Nasturtiums 137cm x 180cm
  • Oil
Before Making the Silage  110cm x94cm
  • Julianne Barclay
  • Before Making the Silage 110cm x94cm
  • Oil
Fragility 118cm x92cm
  • Julianne Barclay
  • Fragility 118cm x92cm
  • Oil
Motion  118cm x 92cm
  • Julianne Barclay
  • Motion 118cm x 92cm
  • Oil
Boom 138cm x198cm
  • Julianne Barclay
  • Boom 138cm x198cm
  • Oil
Big Wave 27.5cm x 37cm
  • Julianne Barclay
  • Big Wave 27.5cm x 37cm
  • Oil
Dusk at Church Cove, Gunwalloe Bay 242cm x144cm
  • Julianne Barclay
  • Dusk at Church Cove, Gunwalloe Bay 242cm x144cm
  • Oil

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