Julie Crosthwaite

2020

Summer Surge
 
acrylic 101x150cm
#82   $790   SOLD
New Season
 
acrylic 107x107cm
#83   $710   SOLD
Iridescent Shift
 
acrylic 91x91cm
#84   $590
Imbrication
 
acrylic 122x91cm
#85   $790
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About Julie Crosthwaite

Julie Crosthwaite

ARTIST STATEMENT

Julie’s work is ultra-expressive and dynamic, drawing inspiration from the natural beauty and geographical forms and textures of the Mornington Peninsula. The vibrant blues and greens of the ocean come together with the glorious shades of Australian natives, coastal shrubs and tea trees, forming powerful visual rhythms.

“I strongly believe that colour can play a significant role in lifting our mood. I love working with iridescent colours that radiate in the light.”

Julie’s work demonstrates her exploration of the flow, physicality and integration of colour, whether it be applied by brush, stick, palette knife or direct from the tube, contrasted with the beauty and simplicity of working with ink on paper.

 

“Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the and that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”

Wassily Kandinsky

Preferring to work on large scale canvases, Julie works intuitively and her pieces tend to develop over many days, weeks and months, with time for reflection between each stage. The end result is a joyous blend of fluid work filled with a real visual energy, highlighting a peacefulness of flow or transition of playful dots floating from one into the other, creating pathways of colour.

 

The work is big, bold and awash with the colour of life.

 

Julie is currently living and working in Melbourne, sharing time between her two studios in Hawthorn and Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.

 

Instagram: @jcmodernart 

www.jcmodernart.com.au


Education:

Bachelor of Arts, RMIT (1985)

Certificate III in Visual Art, NCAT (2019)

 

Exhibitions:

2020:

Sorrento Art Show, Sorrento, Vic

 

2019:

Sorrento Art Show, Sorrento, Vic

Blairgowrie Easter Art Show, Blairgowrie, Vic

Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury, Vic

Art For All, Fairfield, Vic

Albert Park Art Show, Albert Park, Vic

Somers Art Fair, Somers, Vic

2019 ILFORD CCP Salon

 

2018:    

Mornington Art Show, Mornington, Vic

Blairgowrie Easter Art Show, Blairgowie, Vic

Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury, Vic

Mount View Art Show, Glen Waverley, Vic

Derinya Art And Craft Exhibition, Frankston South, Vic

MLC Public Hanging, Kew, Vic

Art for All, Fairfiled, Vic

Albert Park Art Show, Albert Park, Vic

Somers Art Fair, Somers, Vic

Camberwell on Canvas, Camberwell, Vic

 

2017:    

Blairgowrie Easter Art Show, Blairgowrie, Vic

Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury, Vic

Moss Deck Art Show ‘Turning Art Into Water’, Altman Studio and Gallery, Highett, Vic

Art For All, Fairfield, Vic


Hart Art Art Show, Hartwell, Vic

Camberwell Art Show, Camberwell, Vic

Mt Eliza Art Show, Mt Eliza, Vic

Somers Art Fair, Somers, Vic

 

2016:    

Blairgowrie Easter Art Show, Blairgowrie, Vic

Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury, Vic

‘Society’ Group Show, Ministry of Art Gallery, St Kilda, Vic

Moss Deck Invitational Skateboard Art Show ‘Turning Art Into Water’, Ministry of Art, St Kilda, Vic

Somers Art Fair, Somers, Vic

 

2015:    

Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury, Vic

For more on Julie Crosthwaite see
www.jcmodernart.com.au

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