Artist Profile - Julie Cross

Banded
Curves
Calico Cat # 2 Bean Seated
Nearer To Nature
Plugged In
Sunny Side Up
Coy
Pray
Tea in the Waiting Room
In All Weathers
Casting Off
Turning Around
Pull
Testing The Water
Resist
Push Over
Calico Cat # 1 Making Room
Repose
Quizzical
Diamond
Striding Out
Couch of Many Colours
Twist and Turn
Shawl
Calico Cat #3 Look Up

Banded

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 44 x 44cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: £650 Plus Delivery

Curves

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 84 x 64cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: £950 Plus Delivery

Calico Cat # 2 Bean Seated

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 55 x 55cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: £750 Plus Delivery

Nearer To Nature

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 55 x 55cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: SOLD Please ask about commissions or alternatives

Plugged In

Medium: Mixed Media

Measurements: 24 x 24cm

Year: 2022

Price: £295 Plus Delivery

Sunny Side Up

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 35 x 27cm

Year: 2022

Price: £495 Plus Delivery

Coy

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 84 x 64cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: SOLD Please ask about commissions or alternatives

Pray

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 84 x 64cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: £950 Plus Delivery

Tea in the Waiting Room

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 45 x 35cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: £490 Plus Delivery

In All Weathers

Medium: Mixed Media

Measurements: 24 x 24cm

Year: 2022

Price: £295 Plus Delivery

Casting Off

Medium: Oil on wood

Measurements: 55 x 45 cm framed

Year: 2022

Price: £750 Plus Delivery

Turning Around

Medium: Oil on wood

Measurements: 30 x 30cm Unframed

Year: 2022

Price: £450 Plus Delivery

Pull

Medium: Mixed Media

Measurements: 30 x 30cm Unframed

Year: 2022

Price: £375 Plus Delivery

Testing The Water

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 35 x35 cm

Year: 2022

Price: £495 Plus Delivery

Resist

Medium: Mixed Media

Measurements: 24 x 24cm

Year: 2022

Price: £295 Plus Delivery

Push Over

Medium: Mixed Media

Measurements: 30 x 30cm Unframed

Year: 2022

Price: £375.00

Calico Cat # 1 Making Room

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 64 x54cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: £795 Plus Delivery

Repose

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 84 x 64cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: £950 Plus Delivery

Quizzical

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 30 x 30cm Unframed

Year: 2022

Price: £450 Plus Delivery

Diamond

Medium: Oil on wood

Measurements: 55 x 45 cm

Year: 2022

Price: £750 Plus Delivery

Striding Out

Medium: Mixed Media

Year: 2022

Price: £295 Plus Delivery

Couch of Many Colours

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 55 x 55cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: SOLD Please ask about commissions or alternatives

Twist and Turn

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 55 x 55cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: £750 Plus Delivery

Shawl

Medium: Oil on wood

Measurements: 55 x 45 cm

Year: 2022

Price: £750 Plus Delivery

Calico Cat #3 Look Up

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 55 x 45 cm framed

Year: 2022

Price: £700 Plus Delivery

Banded

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 44 x 44cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: £650 Plus Delivery

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About Julie Cross
Artist Statement

Banded
Curves
Calico Cat # 2 Bean Seated
Nearer To Nature
Plugged In
Sunny Side Up
Coy
Pray
Tea in the Waiting Room
In All Weathers
Casting Off
Turning Around
Pull
Testing The Water
Resist
Push Over
Calico Cat # 1 Making Room
Repose
Quizzical
Diamond
Striding Out
Couch of Many Colours
Twist and Turn
Shawl
Calico Cat #3 Look Up
Banded
Curves
Calico Cat # 2 Bean Seated
Nearer To Nature
Plugged In
Sunny Side Up
Coy
Pray
Tea in the Waiting Room
In All Weathers
Casting Off
Turning Around
Pull
Testing The Water
Resist
Push Over
Calico Cat # 1 Making Room
Repose
Quizzical
Diamond
Striding Out
Couch of Many Colours
Twist and Turn
Shawl
Calico Cat #3 Look Up

Biography

After a career as an academic, receiving MA degrees in Childhood Studies and History of Art, and a doctorate in Children’s Literature, in 2006, Julie succumbed to her lifelong love of art and became a professional artist.  After quickly winning numerous awards for her paintings, Julie became the Chair and Exhibitions Coordinator for a national animal art association.  However, her love of story and the human form won out and for the last 5 years, Julie has focused on her figurative and portrait work after studying at Newlyn School of Art and working with several well-known American portrait artists.  Her work is included in numerous private collections and is exhibited widely, nationally and internationally, including at the Mall Galleries, London, with the Society of Women Artists and the ING Discerning Eye exhibitions in particular. 


Artist Statement

Julie creates enigmatic figurative works, typically featuring solitary female figures and faces. Her employment of ambiguous backgrounds and abstracted landscapes allow viewers to create their own story from the suggested elements. Sometimes the works highlight the interconnections between humans and their environment, sometimes individual psychological states. At other times, they work purely on a more formal, visual level, with the colour harmonies and elegant compositions harking back to classics from art history, but with a modern twist. Julie works with an understated use of colour, and sparingly employs lime greens, cobalt blues, and fiery reds to breathe life into her enchanting subjects. Her paintings vary in size from smaller accent pieces, measuring as little as 22cm x 18cm, through to large statement portraits measuring 85cm x 65cm.   


Julie’s paintings are often characterised by rich textures, which are created over time with multiple oil paint applications. Sometimes the oil paint is mixed with cold wax medium and applied boldly, not just with brushes and palette knives, but with rollers and rubber scrapers, adding an exciting contemporary method of glazing and scumbling over existing dry paint layers, creating a sense of veiled mystery. Even her smallest pieces are often many months in the making, as paint is added, and sometimes removed, so that time itself sometimes helps create the unique surface.