Julia Chambers – 29th March to 21st April 2011

Julia Chambers : Mind the Scenery-daily life in and around Bromley
29th March to 21st April 2011
Open evening Tue 29th March 7-9pm

Julia observes in an illustrative style people going about their lives in public places in Bromley. She uses both quill and watercolour in her aim to celebrate the vibrancy of civil life .

Julia studied a BA(Hons) in Visual Art at Aberystwyth School Of Art in 1988 and has been a practising Artist ever since.

In recent years she has had a number of solo Exhibitions, at Upper Norwood Library and Bromley Central Library: the most current being in July 2010.

In this series of work Julia is mainly interested in the relationship of people to each other and their environment. From her observations on life she captures fleeting moments amongst people as they relate to one another and move around, striking poses and adopting abstract shapes. This she tries to achieve through line. Julia She is particularly interested in scenes in public places such as shopping centres and parks where people mingle and are separated yet in some sense together.

Sketches and photographs are used as a reference combined with the skills attained from attending numerous life drawing classes. Julia enjoys the challenge of working with a quill to witness the marks and effects that evolve from this process. In representing daily life she has used a little ‘artistic licence’ too.

Julia’s other interests include walking and she has been known to walk from Upper Norwood to Oxford Circus and back! She reads poetry, in particular Haikus and regularly visits art Galleries.

She also enjoys hunting for bargains in charity shops , cooking curries and baking Victoria sandwich cakes !