Julie Moss (born 1959 Bolton UK ) attended Bolton school of Art in 1973 -76) from the age of 13 -16 and studied Fine Art at Falmouth University (2006 -2011) and the Turps Banana correspondence course 2012/13/16.
A trained florist and textile designer she moved to Cornwall to raise her family.
A member of the Newlyn Society of Artists, Julie has been a finalist in the John Ruskin Prize at the Holden Gallery and the Windsor and Newton painting prize, her work has been pre-selected for the John Moore’s prize Liverpool.
She has exhibited in the 2019 Venice Biennale, RA summer /winter exhibition 2020 and the Royal West of England Gallery 2009, 201, 2016, 2018 and is currently represented by galleries in Cornwall and Antigua.
Her work is held in private collections including the Gallery of Modern Art in Malaysia.
"My grandmother’s roses are what started my love of pretty much everything I hold dear to my heart; gardens, painting, family, dreaming and getting lost amongst the flowers.
I love magical spaces which seem to be elevated out of the ordinary, timeless places which are perhaps slightly overgrown and hidden from view and need to be protected.
As a child I loved the colouring books with blank pages which when you applied water colours would appear as if by magic to reveal an image.
It’s a technique I still use today when I sketch with my ink brushes, drawing with water first then allowing the coloured inks to meander across the paper until an image starts to form.
The immediacy and tactility of oils and inks dictates my choice of materials whilst colour and light are used to express emotion.
My oil paintings provide a continuous journey of revelation and discovery, with time, space and the transient the constant thread that ties it all together.
The resulting paintings are a mix of a factual record of a moment in time and an emotional response to being in a particular place.""