Julie Connor

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My most recent work is inspired by my love of cities. Growing up in a small country village, big cities have always captivated me. London and Paris in particular hold a special place in my heart. 

A cityscape painting is a snapshot in time. But in reality, cities are a buzz of excitement and activity with bursts of colour. I try to create this atmosphere and energy with the use of bright colour; often against darker, moodier backgrounds, but also with random marks, squiggles and splatters to give the piece movement and vitality. 

Cities are often depicted as being grey and dismal but I don’t see that. Whenever I exit the Tube or Metro, I see beauty, magnificence, grandeur and a piece of history. That is what I embrace in my work.

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” Rousseau
Keep Calm and Love London
The grandeur of St. Paul’s Cathedral at night. Acrylic on canvas.
A London Connection
Quirky London cityscape in glorious colour. Acrylic on canvas.

Julie Connor is a self taught, multi-media artist, residing in Colchester in the UK. 

Julie began painting and drawing at an early age, but decided against any formal art training, choosing instead to develop her gift through self taught means. She consequently moved through the educational system into a successful career in nursing, but later decided to give this up to pursue her love of art full time. 

Julie chooses acrylic for her paintings for its versatility, particularly soft bodied fluid acrylics and inks. She works from her home studio in Essex as this is where she is most content. She endeavours to connect with her audience by providing escapism, reducing stress and promoting feelings of well being with her use of colour and composition. 

The rewards she gains from creating art for her collectors, she feels, are very similar to those gained through her nursing: helping people through something within herself.

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