6 – 11 October 2020
These paintings are made in response to the sea.
“Standing at the edge of the sea looking. Watching an individual wave build up, crescendo and tumble down. Following the movement and energy in a single line straight onto the canvas; a ‘Sea Signature’ of that moment.”
The waves are so joyful they feel like a dance and the movement so lyrical it is like music.
Julie Sumner lives near Deal. She graduated from the University of the Creative Arts (UCA) Canterbury in 2017 with a degree in Fine Art and won the Watts Gallery Winsor and Newton Painting Prize for her expansive, colourful and whimsical ‘Doodle Series’ paintings. These formed the basis of the ‘Flat Out’ series, exhibited in November 2019. Alongside commissions, she is currently painting ‘Sea Signatures’ paintings on the coast and ‘A Year of Skies 2020’: a painting of the sky everyday for a year.