Approved: 31.12.2010

Julie Lawrence

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 31.12.2010

My work explores ideas of impermanence through the ephemeral nature of light and movement, and has an on-going concern with the relationship between matter and light. 

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Artist Statement

My work explores ideas of impermanence through the ephemeral nature of light and movement, and has an on-going concern with the relationship between matter and light. 

My  working process involves initiating  a body of work by walking and drawing. The drawings often reference an ambiguous figure moving through the landscape , whereas, in contrast, the oil paintings focus on a still horizon at the end of my walk and the sense of emptiness and mood.

Striving for a sense of something tangible within the intangible, I invite the viewer to find a still centre and quiet psychological territory which borders the threshold between nostalgic association and something unknown. 


CV & Education

Relevant qualifications:

BA First class ( Hons ) Art with Theology and religious studies, University of Chester

PGCE( Primary) ,University of Chester

Post graduate certificate in Special Needs Education.

MA in fine Art (2009) University of Chester




The Yoshimoto prize:The Pastel Society 2023 exhibition at the mall galleries, London 

Visual Artists Association Finalist Emerging Artist Awards 2020 October 2020

National Open Art competition .  North of England Artist of the Year and regional prizewinner

Waterside 1-0  solo micro-commission  Manchester   ( Solo exhibition and award)





Platforms project Athens September 2023


WSA Annual exhibition 12th August Williamson Art GalleryLiverpool Art Fair  June 30th -20th August 2023

?Beneath the Earth group exhibition Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield 21st June- 8th Jully 2023

?Drawing Paper Show,  (publication and exhibition )Bridewell Gallery ,Liverpool July 2023

The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London 23rd May- 6th June

Contemprary Landscapes  Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield 1st March-22nd March 2023

All the Small Things, Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield 1st March - 22nd March 2023



The Darkness and the Light Water street Gallery Todmorden, West Yorkshire 10th November 2022- 29th January 2023

Fronteer independent art fair, Contemporary Art Space Chester. 26th -29th August 2022

Cass art Liverpool solo exhibition 18th -31st December 2022

Autumn Hampshire art fair Nadiawaterfield fine art 8th-r-30th October 2022

Technically Brilliant 'Wow' exhibition, Warrington 9th ctober - December 2022

 'Technically Brilliant 'gallery Warrington 'Horizons' 2022, and 'Friends of....2022

Tarpey Open 2022  Exhibition. castle Donington July- 14th August 2022

The Spring Hampshire Art Show, Stockbridge, Hampshire 23rd April-14th May 2022

'Pastel Society Annual exhibition 16th February -26th February 2022 Mall Galleries, London

Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield 'Colour' themed  group exhibition 9th February -18th March 2022

Spring group exhibition Eden Gallery Newburgh Wigan 2nd march -28th may

Pastel Society Annual exhibition !6th -26th February 2022

' Colour' Themed group exhibition, Fronteer gallery Sheffield , 9th February- 18th March 


‘In Isolation’ curated open exhibition, St. Helens world of glass art gallery 10th July -4th September 2021

Solo exhibition ( forthcoming) : Cass Art Liverpool December 2021

Wirral Open Studio Tour ( forthcoming)11th September 2021

Liverpool independents Bieniale group exhibition 'Ground' Cass art space Liverpool 1st-31st May


Online Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair Curated collection (13 November-December 2020)

Ty Pawb Open exhibition Wrexham( An exhibition celebrating lockdown creativity ) Virtual tour 16th October

 Staacks gallery July 2020


Staacks December exhibition

Liverpool Collection Dot-art gallery 21st November- January

'Hilbre Interpretations'  Staacks Gallery,  Group exhibition running throughout October 2019

'Transient Light' Solo exhibition of paintings and drawings: Staacks Gallery, August 2019

Wirral Society of Arts Exhibition,  Williamson Art Gallery, August 2019

Liverpool art fair June -september2019

Grosvenor Museum Chester open exhibition May 2019- September 2019



Staacks gallery Christmas exhibition ( December 2018)

Solo exhibition Cass art Liverpool ( October 2018)

'Light on Water' exhibition Dot -art gallery Liverpool August 11th 2018

Solo exhibition Staacks gallery West Kirby ( July 2018)

Our eARTh Climate Change  exhibition KUNSTHUIS  Gallery North Yorkshire March2018 -March 2019



John Moores University Collection 

National Open Art Competition London November 2017( Regional prizewinner)

 Open Art Exhibtion Grosvenor Museum Chester: 9th March-21st June 2017

The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017 Mall galleries, London.  21st February 2017


Liverpool Open at Editions Gallery May 12th-June 18th 2016

'Breath of Nature': Anniversary exhibition of Boundary Art, Cardiff. 27th March 2016- 1st May 2016

'Identity'  Art with a Heart Altringham ( Jan  2016)

PARTIA: Winter 2015 solo exhibition,Aintree university hospital


Visual Artists Association Finalist Emerging artist awards 2020 October 2020

National Open art competition 2017.  North of England artist of the Year

Waterside 1-0  solo micro-commission  Manchester March 2015 ( Solo exhibition and award)

Fotospace open submission 3, (finalist) Fife January  2015

Exhibitions 2014

Seeing Beckett' Contemporary art space, Chester ( alongside 'Staging Beckett at the Margins' conference Sept 12th) and then Liverpool John Moores University as part of the Liverpool Irish festival 23rd October- 3rd November 2014

Searching: Unexpected Treasures Bridewell studios and gallery Liverpool 12-21 September 2014

Open studios tour. June 2014

Liverpool Open at Editions Gallery May 23rd 2014 - June 21st 2014

Solo Exhibition: February 2014 -May 31st 2014 'U hang exhibition,' ArtGene', Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

 Exhibitions 2013 - 2009

Monochramatic exhibition in verge, Glasgow artists studios, Glasgow -

'Herstory' , The Link Gallery, Winchester -

'Archive 'Group, Theater Clywdd,

- Recollection, Chapel gallery, St. Helens Road, Ormskirk, Liverpool

- Lancashire Open exhibition Chapel gallery 

- MA Graduate show, Kingsway, University of Chester, Chester 2009