Julia Brown is a contemporary painter working predominantly in oils. After graduating in 2000 with a BA(Hons) Fine Art, she reluctantly drifted away from full-time painting, first working as a concept artist, graphic designer, then running her own book design and illustration business.
The return to her fine art roots has come gradually but passionately over the last few years, culminating in the decision to dedicate herself full-time to her practice after finding representation with galleries and growing interest in her work.
Julia’s work currently explores spaces, landscapes and structures—man-made or organic—and the relationship of one against and within the other. How man has ‘stamped his boots’ on the earth: constructed environments, and populated landscapes, in time discarding those creations and moving on when use has been fulfilled.
The story of those left-behind places is frequently an interesting one—whether it’s a story of decay and return to the earth, or one of regeneration and renewed purpose given.