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 the hidden, ephemeral and transient the constant thread that ties it all together. I am interested in threshold spaces where transitional states of being come into play: the interior and exterior such as doorways, greenhouses and windows.

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.

Julie Moss lives and works in Cornwall and studied Fine Art at Falmouth University, previously Julie 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.

A finalist in the Windsor and Newton painting prize and John Ruskin Prize, her work was selected for stage 2 of the John Moore’s prize. She has been selected several times for the RWA exhibition in Bristol and Julie is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.

Julie’s work has been exhibited in the 2019 Venice Biennale and recently the Royal Academy summer exhibition, and is held in private collections including the Gallery of Modern Art in Malaysia.


2012-2015 /2018 Turps banana correspondence course 2006-2011 B.A. Hons. Fine Art University College Falmouth 1973-1976 Bolton School of Art

Publications and prizes

Contemporary Art collectors Art book 2022

Art Seen Magazine May 2021 floorr magazine

longlisted jacksons Artprize 2021 Finalist John Ruskin prize Holden Gallery 2019 Pre selected John Moores prize 2018. Fresh Paint magazine Feb 2016 / Oct. 2016 Turps Banana issue 14 2014 Finalist Windsor and Newton painting prize Griffin Gallery London Finalist in Tribe prize, Edgar Modern Gallery, Bath

Permanent collections

Daichi Gallery of Modern Art

Represented by:

Waterside Gallery St Mawes,

Fig tree gallery Antigua

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Selected Exhibitions

2022 Memory NSA Tremenheere Gallery 9th April -1st May

2022 Weary Harold ASC gallery london 18th Feb- 18th March

2021 Autumn exhibition curators salon

2021 finding Sanctuary visonary Art collective

2020 Royal Academy Summer/winter exhibition

2020 NSA Edge of Dark Tremenheere Gallery Cornwall
2020 Huss hotel Gstaad Switzerland

2019 Daiichi Gallery of Modern Art Penang, Malaysia 2019 shortlisted John Ruskin prize ‘Agent of change’ Holden Gallery

2019 Woman’s Essence Palazzo Ca Zenobio Venice collateral event 58th Biennale Di Venezia

2018 166 Annual exhibition Royal West of England Academy 2009, 2011, 2016, 2018

2018 On view Newlyn Society of Artists Tremenheere Gallery

2018 Artsy Alessandro Berni gallery New York

2018 John Moore's prize stage 2 Walker Art Gallery Liverpool

2017 Sketch open Rabley Drawing Centre sketch book on tour at various venues

2017 Arusha Gallery. AFF Hampstead

2016 Correspond Rye Creative centre Rye Sussex

2016 Spectrum Herrick Gallery Mayfair London

2015 Griffin Open, Griffin Gallery London

2015 Newlyn Society of Artists Penwith Gallery St Ives

2015 Winter Exhibition Hadfield Fine Art

2014 New Horizons Porthminster Gallery St Ives

2014 Correspond Turps Banana Group show London

2104 The Tribe Prize Edgar Modern Gallery Bath

2013 Cloud Chamber, Turps Banana group show - Mayors Parlour Gallery, London

2013/2014 Autumn Exhibition Hadfield Fine Art, Cheltenham

2011 University College Falmouth Degree Show

2011 Print! Newlyn Society of Artists, Exchange Gallery - Penzance