Julie-Ann Simpson is a painter. She graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, in 2014 and is currently based in Glasgow.
Julie-Ann’s paintings show a personal mythology wrought from folktales and song, mystic practices, strange anecdotes and observations from long walks in the Scottish landscape. Her work borrows motifs and archetypes from both the storyteller and diviner; the people, animals and plants present acting as intermediaries between us and the otherworld as glimpsed in these dreamlike environments.
In these pieces we see the physical, external world we inhabit come up against an unseen inner world. The paintings offer up a liminal setting in which we can glimpse behind the veil and explore a complex landscape, abundant with imagination and curiosity.