Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 x 2 ", 2016, $2400
This piece was begun at the CoCA 24-hour Marathon, and completed later in my studio.
My work is about spiritual experience in landscape. I pay close attention to the quality of light; it's value, source, and temperature. I paint pieces of light and try to convey a sense of air and movement. Composition is also very important to me.
Painting outdoors has influenced the way I work. I have learned to favor palette knives for their speed and immediacy. Outside, among the changing conditions, I paint more quickly, confidently, and with thicker paint. The colors come more intuitively and I make more of a mess. This experience I bring indoors when working in the studio.
Julie Devine is a contemporary American painter. She was born and raised in California and moved to Washington in 1991. Her work explores the wild visual beauty of Western North America.
Julie paints from the landscape, combining gestural brushwork and knifework into a distinctive, semi-abstract style. Her art communicates a spirited appreciation for the outdoors and for the tradition of painting, in particular the impressionist, post-impressionist, and abstract expressionist styles.
Her paintings live in international private collections and have been exhibited in the Pacific Northwest, New York, New Mexico, and Italy. Group Health Hospital has acquired her work for their permanent collection.