January Featured Artist: Julia Yousie
The interplay of colour, texture and line observed in even the simplest forms in our everyday lives, creates in me the urge to paint.
My work is representational and abstract, planned and spontaneous. It speaks to my desire to delve into what I observe and to share what brings me joy. I want to invite the viewer in, to participate in my experience - the excitement, calm, wonder, -what inspired me to paint in a particular moment.
The act of painting is as important to me as the finished work. It is a challenging energizing exploration which I choose not to rush, - directing, blending, layering, working colour to expose unexpected and exciting detail that emerges in the process.
I paint for me, and if others can share in the joy that I experience - even better…
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Julia Yousie is a visual artist who lives and works with her husband in Oakville Ontario. She is a highly motivated and disciplined artist working in oils and pastels.
Jill has gained valuable insight into different art forms and artistic techniques through her own experimentation and research as well as through formal training, including courses at the Toronto School of Art, Sheridan College, George Brown College, the Art Gallery of Burlington and Ghost Ranch in Santa Fe New Mexico. Her paintings have been accepted into several juried shows and she has sold paintings privately as well as completed several commissions.