Artist Statement I have used art as a creative tool for many years having previously worked in psychiatry, as an Occupational Therapist both in England and abroad. Generally I am a self -taught Artist having developed my skills further by having tutorials from other professionals to improve my techniques.
Most of my work uses an ' impasto' style with oil paints ,palette knives and my hands! The paints are applied in layers over several weeks and I work on several canvases simultaneously. I enjoy the texture and appearance of oil paints and like to work freely on the canvas. The picture tends to evolve as I mix the paints and different tones are created .Some of my work can be seen on my website www.juliedriscoll.co.ukGenerally they are impressionist contemporary landscapes , often depicting large skies and rivers, as seen in the local Suffolk landscapes. In contrast however I have completed some bold contemporary large commission paintings which are displayed in local offices. Regularly , my art is in exhibitions both individually and with other artists it is also on sale in Vanil www.vanil.co.uk a local interior design shop in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Exhibitions 2011Ipswich Art Society Waterfront Suffolk University. Vanil Church Street Woodbridge ongoing. 2013The Old Rectory Campsea Ashe March to September. 2013Snape Maltings February. 2013Ipswich Art Society Waterfront Suffolk University. 2014The Old Printworks Gallery Saxmundham May to September. 2014 Ipswich Art Society Waterfront Suffolk University. 2014Art on the Prom Felixstowe September.