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About

I was recently interviewed as part of a series of interviews focused on international artists. Click the link https://anndelize.com/portfolio/artist-interview-julee-latimer/

I am intrigued by the idea that 50% of a painting is concealed trapped against the canvas. Is this invisible side simply a reverse of what I see or something else? This question fuels my art practice. I explore ways in which to glimpse this hidden world. By painting on plastic I can compare both sides of a work and this gives me the ultimate freedom to cut, layer, weave and combine various paintings together. This allows the usually unseen to subtly co-exist alongside the usually visible.
It feels to me as if the underside of a work has painted itself. Choosing to reveal parts of it is like hiding secrets in plain sight and I find that a fascinating concept.
When I need a break from my maximalist approach to colour and pattern I draw. I like to use pen and ink to depict animals whose faces tell a story.

Born in the UK my adult life has been a patchwork of cultures, the result of 12 overseas moves in 17 years. I settled in Melbourne in 2005. During this time, I have pursued various art forms including many years as a mosaic artist. My intricate sculptural works in glass have exhibited internationally, including a solo in New York. They are also the subject of my book 'Sculptural Secrets for mosaic' which is available on all online bookstores.
As a full time artist I spend most of my days in my studio developing new techniques and discovering new ways in which to use paint in both my abstracts and my sculptural works. In between these explorations I am studying for my degree in Fine Arts with a double major in Sculpture and Painting.

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Education

BFA, double major Painting and Sculpture, Curtin University (current)
Interior Design (DipHe International) London Guildhall University, UK
Interior Design (Diploma). Canada
Colour Therapeutics (Diploma), Brighton College, UK

Exhibitions

I have deliberately withdrawn from exhibiting in the last few years in order to concentrate on my uni studies and studio practice.
Selected Solo
2013 Vortex of the Huetopia, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York
2011 Fragments to Fashion, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza
2008 Mind Over Mosaic, Joel Gallery, Altona, Vic

Selected Group
2014 The Great Mandala, Toyota Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne, Vic
2014 Tesselaar Sculpture Exhibition, Vic
2014 Toorak Sculpture Exhibition, Toorak, Vic
2014 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
2013 Sculpture, Toyota Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne, Vic
2013 Tesselaar Sculpture Exhibition, Vic
2013 Illuminate, Bundoora Access Gallery, Vic
2013 Toorak Sculpture Walk, Toorak, Vic
2013 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
2013 La Dolce Vita, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, USA
2012 International Contemporary Mosaics, Udine, Italy
2012 Toorak Sculpture Walk, Toorak, Vic
2012 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
2011 Toorak Sculpture Walk, Toorak, Vic
2011 Guest Artist, Olivia N John Cancer Fundraiser
2011 Creativity Unlocked, Hawthorn Town Gallery
2011 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Press

2016 Sculptural Secrets, Schiffer Publishing, USA, sole author
2015 USA Art Education Manual, by Debrah Sickler-Voigt Ph.D
2015 ArtEdit Magazine, Artist Profile
2013 Mastering Mosaics by Rayna Clark, USA
2012 International Contemporary Artists, USA
2011 Mosaic Fine Art Abstracts by Pam Givens and Irit Levy, USA
2011 International Mosaic Yearbook (and 2008-2010)

Influences

Continual reflection and research on artists from various disciplines, particularly those in the textile field, all provide inspiration Currently, works from Jim Lambie, Beatriz Milhazes, Holton Rower, and Yayoi Kusama are providing endless sources of fascination.

29.7cm (W) x 21cm (H)
Drawings
$120
90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Mixed Media
$730
29.7cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Drawings
$330
101cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Mixed Media
$710
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,150
60cm (W) x 105cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,000
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,150
61cm (W) x 152cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,150
115cm (W) x 38cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$780