My love affair with paint...
I paint all the time. When I'm not painting, I'm thinking about painting. I have more ideas than there are hours in the day!
I create mainly abstract and semi abstract contemporary pieces and love the freedom and endless possibilities of both styles.
I enjoy using conventional brushstroke techniques, but also the challenge of finding unconventional and less predictable ways to create the effect I want. I often paint in time to music. It's exhilarating to create a piece which is quite literally a direct transposition of sound into a visual entity.
I work mainly in acrylics and inks, often with the addition of multi media embellishments.
My inspiration comes from the beauty of the world around us: the vibrant colours of nature and the wonders of the universe. I love spending time near water; at the beach or by a river. I find beautiful sunsets mesmerising and cities, as well as the countryside can spark an idea.
But in addition to these physical and visual sources, my paintings will often reflect the unseen emotions involved in love, relationships, families and of course music, which has always been a big part of my life.
I want my art to make people feel happy, calm, and relieve every day stresses. I'm a firm believer of the positive impact art can have on the world and I want to reach and share it with as many people as I can.
I have a keen interest in interior design and home decor- it's where I started: creating wall art for my own home.
I love nothing more than discussing themes and colour schemes with my clients and then seeing my creations up on the wall in their forever homes!
My work is also popular with boutique hotels, restaurants and hair & beauty salons. A Julie Connor Art installation can fill blank walls with beautiful contemporary artwork and at the same time earn businesses 10% on any sales!