Julia Burns-Painter

Ideas & Images

There is a sense of place in the paintings-I walk the streets with signs and litter and passing cars – untidy city wanderings that are translated into paint. 

I take photographs when walking around – I walk everyday- I like the edges of things and places- the neglected and decaying places- 

There is a continual dialogue with the formal process of painting- mark- colour composition

Imagery comes and goes- spots- wiggles- loops- lines-zigzags- a sort of shorthand-iconography- personal mark- painting language-the idea of visual rhyming with both colour and mark

I am concerned with the idea of order and chaos and the challenge of allowing both in a painting

I keep workbooks with drawings- collages- photos – bits of referencing- a time based record of the lateral research that feeds my practice

Collages

An ongoing series of collages created from old paintings- exploring composition ideas -shifts in the picture plane- colour clashes -disruptions- jumps- discords- rhymes- arguments …….

All about A3 square

Large Work on Canvas

During 2020 I began a series of large scale work on canvas.

The process changed my practice resulting in rich layered paintings using one holding colour instead of 3 or 4

I was then able to translate this language into my smaller work on paper.

new paintings

My recent work has taken on a “louder” edge, with shapes and marks becoming bolder and bigger- with the use of colour more immediate and resonant. 

This may be due in some way to my change of location from the South Coast of England to the industrial Midlands with its multi-cultural population and its busy urban noise

There is a sense of place in the paintings-I walk the streets with signs and litter and passing cars – untidy city wanderings that are translated into paint. 

All paintings are acrylic paint on paper or canvas

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Archive Paintings for Sale (2)

All Paintings – Acrylic paint on paper – all dimensions in centimetres

“Angel Eyes- take 6”
50w x 52h
£380
“Autumn Leaves-take 4”
50w x 54h
£380
“Autumn Leaves- take 9”
50w x 50h
£380
“Afternoon in Paris- take 3”
50w x 56h
£380
“River Man- take 5”
50w x 48h
£380
“Dancing in the Dark”
56w x 76 h
£400
“Elmer’s Tune”
56w x 77h
£400
“Night Train”
59w x 67h
£380
“One Morning in May”
50w x 65h
£380
“Rose Walk”
59w x 63h
£380
“Autumn Rain”
52w x 74h
£380
“Saturday Dancing”
56w x 76h
£380
“Coltrane’s Coat”
59w x 84h
£450
Round Midnight”
59w x 84h
£450
“Walking Away”
59w x 84h
£450
“Midnight Dancing”
59w x 84h
£450

Archive Paintings for Sale (1)

All Paintings -Acrylic Paint on Paper- all dimensions in centimetres

“Blackberry Winter”
60w x 65h
£400
“Summer Shadows”
60w x 65h
£400
“Some Quiet Place”
60w x 64h
£400
“rain from the West”
60w x 67h
£380
“Touching Dark Snow”
60w x62h
£380
“White Sky Song”
60w x 64h
£380
“Come Sunday
43w x 51h
£300
“Memory of Roses”
43w x 52 h
£300
“West from the Garden”
50h x 65w
£350
“East from the Garden
50h x 65w
£350
“North from the Garden”
50h x 65w
£350
“Catherine’s Path”
42h x 60w
£350
“Christopher’s Path”
42h x 60w
£350
“Judy’s Path”
42h x 60w
£350

New Paintings into Autumn

More walking- more fragments- more rain

I have been continuing to rework old paintings -the ghost of the old one underneath

acrylic on paper 84×60 cms
acrylic on paper 84×60 cms
acrylic on paper 84×60 cms
acrylic on paper 84×60 cms
acrylic on paper 84×60 cms
acrylic on paper 84×60 cms

revisit

Paintings for summer 2019 reworking on top of old paintings

Continuing my theme of urban walking traffic-graffitti-noise-roads- rain

Acrylic on paper- 84 x 60 Cms

Acrylic on paper- 84 x 60 Cms

Acrylic on paper- 84 x 60 Cms
Acrylic on paper- 84 x 60 Cms
Acrylic on paper-60 x 60 Cms
Acrylic on paper- 60 x 60 Cms
Acrylic on paper- 84 x 60 Cms
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