Julie Moss's work hints to a wider narrative, the subjects reflective of much larger social issues. 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. It is in the shift between what is remembered and imagined that the works take shape, a dichotomy of fragility and preservation. The immediacy and tactility, particularly of oil paints dictates her choice of materials, a factor that is clear throughout her subtle and poetic work.
A long and deeply held interest in plants and flowers and love of colour informs her artistic practice. She strives for an ideal: to make her artwork a bridge to communicate deeply with her audience.
"What silences our intuition is our need for certainty, nature is a place of mystery where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our certainty".
Julie Moss lives and works in Cornwall and studies Fine Art at Falmouth University. She grew up in Lancashire and attended Bolton School of Art in 1973-76, after training to become a florist and working as a textile designer she moved to Cornwall to raise her family. Julie is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.
Julie's work has been exhibited in the 2019 Venice Biennale, RA Summer/Winter Exhibition 2020 and is held in private collections, including the Gallery of Modern Art in Malaysia.