Featured Artist: Julie Hammonds | ITSLIQUID

Featured Artist: Julie Hammonds

Art | June 2, 2022 |

Julie Hammonds 01
Image courtesy of Julie Hammonds

Featured Artist: Julie Hammonds

Following the tradition of Fine Art oil painting on canvas, Julie Hammonds’ reputation as a landscape and marine artist has been built over the last thirty-five years of painting in South Devon, UK. Self-taught her early work quickly developed a distinctive style reflecting her love of the countryside. In particular, the changing light, mood and tonal harmonies of the seasons, suffuse her paintings with a contemplative quality. This has become an enduring theme and is reflected in her paintings of the Alps, where the play of light is her inspiration.

Julie Hammonds 02
Image courtesy of Julie Hammonds

Striving to capture the fleeting magic of the last rays of the sun, or the fresh light of a new day has influenced her Courchevel landscapes. Her work became a commercial success following a one-person exhibition which led to commissions from as far afield as America, Australia, New Zealand, and more recently Mexico. The scale of her canvases has become larger, with commissions for hotels and boardrooms complimenting those for more domestic settings. A change in direction combines with a move to a new studio overlooking Plymouth Sound, led to involvement with boats and the sea. Recent works have reflected this interest and Marine Art now features as a strong part of Julie’s portfolio. The sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth to America in 1620 inspired an exhibition of her paintings, each of the fifteen images is based on a different sentence from the Captain’s Diary. An exhibition of this project was held in the Mayflower Museum, Plymouth from November 2019 to May 2022.

Julie Hammonds 03
Image courtesy of Julie Hammonds

“My work is inspired by the notion of the Collective Unconscious, in particular the universal feelings of emotion and enrichment we absorb from the natural world. I paint to feed my soul and strive to portray that same response in the viewer. Nature, the weather, the changing seasons, and the eternal ebb and flow of life within our precious world are my main influences. Following the tradition of figurative oil painting, my work is an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary subjects. My influences are the rural countryside around my home in Devon UK, and the ever-changing sea outside my studio overlooking Plymouth Sound. The vibrancy and energy of nature reflected in the movement and tonal hues of the sea, balanced against the constant replenishment of new growth and change in the natural world, remind me of the passage of time and of our place in the ongoing rhythm of life. The subjects of my canvases aim to celebrate and capture the impermanence of our world and our place in it.”

more. www.juliehammondsfineart.com

Julie Hammonds 04
Image courtesy of Julie Hammonds
Julie Hammonds 08
Image courtesy of Julie Hammonds
Julie Hammonds 07 2
Image courtesy of Julie Hammonds
Julie Hammonds 05
Image courtesy of Julie Hammonds
Julie Hammonds 06
Image courtesy of Julie Hammonds
Julie Hammonds 09
Image courtesy of Julie Hammonds
Julie Hammonds 10
Image courtesy of Julie Hammonds
Julie Hammonds 11
Image courtesy of Julie Hammonds
Julie Hammonds 12
Image courtesy of Julie Hammonds

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below


    Antony Gormley: Body Field

    Art | December 1, 2022

    Antony Gormley asks how can still, silent objects cause us to move and be moved. In BODY FIELD, Gormley invites us to bring our own physical presence into a field of "sculpture as an instrument for awareness". Read more


    Interviews | October 27, 2022

    Cristina Bergamo is a self-taught artist who develops work in the field of Geometric Abstractionism and Visual Arts, we can observe in her works an inspiration and deep identification with the movements of Constructivism, Suprematism and Neoplasticism, besides presenting a strong connection with the language of the German school "Bauhaus", in this case mainly by the minimalist look on modern architecture and the identification she has with the aesthetics of industrial modernist design objects created from this movement. Read more


    Interviews | October 19, 2022

    Born in Belgium in 1978, Frédéric Demeuse is a naturalist and ornithologist by training. He lives and works in Brussels. As naturalist and visual storyteller, he is both witness and interpreter of all the diversity of this so precious and unique planet we all share. Read more

    Interview Constance Jeaggi

    Interviews | October 16, 2022

    Swiss Photographic Artist based between London, UK and Fort Worth, TX. I have always had a fascination with horses which in part stems from my interest in the essential role they played in the development of modern civilizations. Read more

    Sign up for our Newsletter.

    Enter your email to receive our latest updates!