Whether it’s a flicker of light cast on a face or a speckle of colour tickling another, North Shore artist Julie Fox finds creating art exhilarating. A graduate of Emily Carr, Julie’s early watercolours share meaning through whimsical designs, fine detail, and a harmonic use of colour.
After raising three children and creating illustrations for private commissions and community events, Julie is delving into new dimensions of her artwork. She explored abstract painting and admits it was uncomfortable at first, but it stretched her creativity, offered a fresh perspective and an opportunity to view challenges through a different lens.
It was watercolour that first captured me. Now it’s the dynamism of acrylic painting. I am playing somewhere in the middle – in the colourful area between figurative and abstract. My work is shifting, as I combine the softness of watercolour with the bold strength of acrylics, working toward a loose impressionist style of painting that leaves much to the imagination of the viewer. My love for nature, my passion for our planet is my focus. A sense of whimsy, and a harmonic use of colour will remain constant as I explore this complex world of nature.