Violet & Green proudly present the first Glasgow Solo Show of Julie Arbuckle’s career.
Born in Glasgow in 1981, Julie spent her childhood holidays in the Northwest of Scotland with her Grandparents, where her love of and connection to the landscape was forged. Using maps, sketches made on location, geological specimens and even paint made from the rocks she collects on her travels, Julie produces work which encapsulates her experiences of moving through and being within places. Working on a variety of surfaces, including copper and aluminium in addition to paper and canvas, her paintings are as varied in mood as the weather can be.
A hill wanderer at heart, Julie will venture deep into the hills, sometimes for days at a time, in order to fully immerse herself in the environment and increase her connection with the places she visits.
Sketches produced and observations made whilst out in the hills combine with maps and other fragments to create her paintings which she creates from her studio barn in South Lanarkshire.
Julie earned a First Class BA(hons) in Fine Art from the University of Northampton in 2005. Since then, she has exhibited throughout the Midlands and Scotland, developing her individual approach to creating artwork. Her work is held in private collections internationally.
Elected to various art groups, Julie exhibits regularly and gives painting demonstrations to various clubs throughout Scotland. She is also a tutor in drawing and painting.
Violet & Green are a Glasgow based duo. Both Alumni of Glasgow School of Art and practising artists in their own right, they have worked together on various satellite projects over the past 6 years. They have now joined forces to work closely together organising and presenting exhibitions.. Using their insight as artists, they are a strong force to be reckoned with, offering a unique and professional platform for artists of all disciplines.