Julie Moss’s work hint to a wider narrative, the subjects reflective of much larger social and humanitarian 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.
“By placing emphasis on cultivated and natural landscapes, I wish to highlight what we stand to lose if we do not protect our natural environment and by including evidence of man’s presence it is my hope that mankind and nature can live in harmony.”
Julie Moss lives and works in Cornwall and studied Fine Art at Falmouth University. A finalist in the Windsor and Newton painting prize her recent work was selected for stage 2 of the John Moore’s prize, and she has been selected several times for the RWA exhibition in Bristol. Julie is an active member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.
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. Julie’s work has been exhibited in the 2019 Venice Biennale, 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
Fresh Paint magazine Feb 2016 / Oct. 2016 Turps Banana issue 14 2014 Finalist John Ruskin prize Holden Gallery 2019 Pre selected John Moores prize 2018 Finalist Windsor and Newton painting prize Griffin Gallery London Finalist in Tribe prize, Edgar Modern Gallery, Bath
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