Artist Profile - Julie Cross

Circle Back
Stand of Trees
Revelation
Plain Moon
Swish!
Pray
Crescent
Couch Colours
Glow
Cyyclades
Banded

Circle Back

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wooden Panel

Measurements: 74 x 54 cm framed

Year: 2023

Price: £1,100 plus delivery

Stand of Trees

Medium: oil on cradled wood panel

Measurements: 55 x 55 cm framed

Year: 2024

Price: £850 plus delivery

Revelation

Medium: oil on cradled wood panel

Measurements: 84 x 64 cm framed

Year: 2024

Price: £1,200 plus delivery

Plain Moon

Medium: oil on cradled wood panel

Measurements: 55 x 55 cm framed

Year: 2024

Price: £850 plus delivery

Swish!

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wooden Panel

Measurements: 74 x 54 cm framed

Year: 2023

Price: £1,100 plus delivery

Pray

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 84 x 64cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: £1,200 Plus Delivery

Crescent

Medium: oil on cradled wood panel

Measurements: 55 x 55 cm framed

Year: 2024

Price: £850 plus delivery

Couch Colours

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Cradled Wood Panel

Measurements: 55 x 55 cm framed

Year: 2023

Price: £850 plus delivery

Glow

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wooden Panel

Measurements: 84 x 64 cm

Year: 2023

Price: £1,200 plus delivery

Cyyclades

Medium: oil on cradled wood panel

Measurements: 55 x 55 cm framed

Year: 2024

Price: £850 plus delivery

Banded

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Measurements: 44 x 44cm Framed

Year: 2022

Price: £650 Plus Delivery

Circle Back

Medium: Oil & Cold Wax on Wooden Panel

Measurements: 74 x 54 cm framed

Year: 2023

Price: £1,100 plus delivery

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About Julie Cross
Artist Statement

Circle Back
Stand of Trees
Revelation
Plain Moon
Swish!
Pray
Crescent
Couch Colours
Glow
Cyyclades
Banded
Circle Back
Stand of Trees
Revelation
Plain Moon
Swish!
Pray
Crescent
Couch Colours
Glow
Cyyclades
Banded

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.