Julie Goulding paints with oils on canvas, her way of looking often has a surreal edge and a focus on spatial relationships seen through geometric forms.
Subject matter is that of naturalism and narrative which overlays the design aesthetics of abstract composition.
Her paintings express the need to make connections with the beauty of a place, the need to mirror what we see and feel when looking at the architecture of man in the physical landscape, and at the given landscapes of nature with its beautiful skies, its bodies of water, and its changing seasons.
The paintings often imply a narrative of journeys and suggest the fleeting nature of our one life when contrasted with our sense of timelessness which is felt through nature, and history, and which we perhaps desire through our complex beliefs based upon faiths.
Each canvas is multi-layered as images, colours and tones are worked over, these movements create depths of looking and feeling that only a painting can give, and a photograph can hint.
Many painting techniques are employed, glazing, impasto, dry brush and wet blending, working with fine sable brushes from a pin-head size to broad flats.
Julie Goulding studied Fine Art in England at York University under the professorship of the prestigious and internationally renowned Cubist- Realist painter Clive Head: who has exhibited at the National Gallery, London and the Louis.K. Meisel Gallery, New York.
Julie Goulding has exhibited extensively in juried public galleries and art fairs, and is also the recipient of nationally esteemed painting awards.
University of York
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2001