We are proud to present Anita West as our first show in our newly renovated Landmark Seaforth Gallery. Artwork images and details will preview closer to opening. Please contact us at the gallery with any early enquiries. Continue reading
BORN 1955 Melbourne, Australia
1977 Studied Painting and Drawing at Prahran College of Advanced Education
1979 Travelled to England and Europe
1990 Travelled to Italy to study works of Carravaggio and Piero della Francesca
2007 Art Study tour to Northern Italy.
Julie has produced a number of commissioned portraits and works are represented in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas
“Intrinsically philosophical, still lifes can’t help becoming a commentary on the nature of being, of time; theirs is a dialogue between material and immaterial” (Colin Eisler).
Julie Davidson’s paintings could be described as romantic realism. Within these works the impact of realism is immediate, even more so because the object often stands alone and isolated, hiding within a symbolism that is both historically grounded and idiosyncratic. Romanticism combines the imaginative and emotional to produce a grand, idealised view of reality.
“Still life invites us to meditate on beauty, mortality and truth. In my work, I employ the techniques of the old masters, using the art of the past to inform present practice; I also use digital photography, a tool of the present, to arrest time and capture it at a precise moment.
I place objects in bright sunlight with defined shadows to exaggerate the sense of time. This use of dramatic light, drapery and the dark, brooding Baroque palette creates a serious, monumental atmosphere into which I place simple, everyday objects. I also focus on capturing the poignancy of a beautiful moment, its fleeting nature, its impermanence.” – Julie Davidson
1988 Reflections Gallery, Canterbury
1992 Riebl Gallery, Hawthorn
1993 Riebl Gallery, Hawthorn
1995 Riebl Gallery, Hawthorn
2002 203 Canterbury Rd Gallery, Canterbury
2003 The Gallery, Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn
2005 Lynne Wilton Gallery, Armadale
2005 LK Galleries Perth WA
2006 Lynne Wilton Gallery, Melbourne
2006 LK Galleries Perth WA
2007 LK Galleries Perth WA
2007 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney NSW
2008 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney NSW
2009 LK Galleries Perth WA
2010 LK Galleries Perth WA
2011 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney NSW
1996 Finalist in Blake Prize for Religious Art
1996 Finalist in Mandorla Art Prize
2000 Runner up in Warwick Regional Gallery Art Prize
2001 MLC Art Show
2001 Melbourne Grammar Art Show
2002 Melbourne Grammar Art Show
2003 Feature Artist Canterbury Art Show
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