Approved: 16.08.2006

Julie de Bastion

Artist, Maker, Writer, Critic, Teacher

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Approved: 16.08.2006

INTO THE LIGHT : THE PAINTINGS

Lyrical and poetic abstractions of compositional landscape motifs.

Julie's work is renown for the immediacy of its emotive responses to light and space, expressed through the richness of gestural colour.
Working from Plein Air and the studio, these small intense homages to visual beauty, create a window through which we are invited to glimpse a fleeting and transient

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  • Location: Henley in Arden, West Midlands
  • Activities: Early years education, Primary education, Adult education, Special needs education, Residencies, Workshops, Arts in health, Creative writing
  • Categories: Education project, Book Works, Drawing, Illustration, Painting
  • Tags: visionary thinking, creative problem solving, skill sharing, artists books, creative writing, visual 2D works, painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration, collage, mixed media.
 
 

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    INTO THE LIGHT : THE PAINTINGS Lyrical and poetic abstractions of compositional landscape motifs. Julie's work is renown for the immediacy of its emotive responses to light and space, expressed through the richness of gestural colour. Working from Plein Air and the studio, these small intense homages to visual beauty, create a window through which we are invited to glimpse a fleeting and transient fluid moment in time, space and light , captured in vital potency. Her career as a dedicated artist and educator spans four decades and her work is widely exhibited nationally and internationally, bought by private collectors and purchased for museum art collections. Our transience is echoed in the ineffable The pathways are those on which we never arrive The horizon is beyond where we will never see. These are daydreams of infinity ARTISTS BOOKS THE INNER STREAM Writer, illustrator and maker of artists books, Julie's book works are a reflection of the Inner stream of creative consciousness manifested into the form of book as artwork. and container... Gatherings from a lifetime of inner reflections, experiences, faerytale, imagination and memories, musings and writings, they settle into a form best described as keepsakes. which can be opened and shut, put away or given way.

    CV & Education

    Solo exhibitions 1983 - Brattleborough Museum and Art Gallery, Vermont, USA Group exhibitions 2012 - Fosse Gallery, Fosse Gallery, Stow on the Wold, Gloustershire 2011 - A Festival of Colour, The Gallery Upstairs(Torquil), Henley in Arden Warwickshire 2011 - Fosse Gallery Exhibition, Fosse Gallery, Stow on The Wold UK 2010 - 2014- Artists Books, Warwick art Gallery and Museum, Warwick UK 2010 - Coventry Open 2010, Herbert Read Art Gallery and Museum Coventry UK, Jordan Well, Coventry, W Midlands, UK 2010 - Moncrieff Bray Gallery/ The Affordable Art Fair LONDON, Moncrieff Bray Gallery, London 2010 - Selected Warwickshire Artists at Compton Verney, Compton Verney Art Gallery , Compton Verney Warwickshire 2010 - West Midlands Open 2010, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Gas Hall Edmund st Birmingham W Midlands UK 2009 - 20years the fall of the Berlin Wall, The Stadtmuseum Berlin The Ephraim Palais Museum, Berlin 2009 - Small Gems, The Number 9 Gallery, Brindly Place Birmingham UK 2007 - exhibition, Gallerie Meisterschueler, Berlin. Friederich Strasse 2006 - "East Berlin Series", Stadtmusueum Berlin, Berlin Germany 2005 - Selected Artist, "Virtual" Arts and Business Partnerships, Birmingham 1998 - Herbert Reed Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry 1995 - Gallerie Horizon, Paris 1990 - Midlands Contemporary Fine Art, Birmingham 1983 - Brooklyn Museum and Art Gallery, New York City, USA Curated projects 2013 - Open 2013, leamington Spa Art gallery and Museum, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire Residencies 2010 - drawing dancers in rehersals at the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet Rehersal studios, Birmingham UK Public commissions 2006 - Commission for Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Lukeamia Centre Q.E Hospital, Birmingham Other 2006 - Stadtmusuem, Berlin