Artists > Julie Reid
Julie works in her garden studio in North Cambridgeshire from drawings she makes from her observations of the natural world whilst walking in woodlands & the landscape both locally, in France and NE Spain.
Every piece begins with a sketchbook drawing and essentially ‘Drawing’ is what it continues to be about whichever medium she chooses; painting, collage, printmaking - or a mixture of the three – to develop the idea and set in motion a sense of renewal and continuation.
The impact of her work is intended to be multi dimensional to the viewer. Seen as a representation of a landscape from a distance but on approach she asks the viewer to take in the detail of the many materials used; text from poetry, music notations, found and handmade papers and fragments or found objects from the land. Each piece becoming not only a metaphor of the importance of observation but also a fragment of the land, emotion or thought.
She exhibits widely across the UK and Europe and her work is held in private and public collections across the UK, Western & Eastern Europe, Australia & the USA.