I recently visited The Other Art Fair in London, as I browsed the corridors after meeting some of my artist friends that were exhibiting, I walked along and was taken aback by a painting; a
Helter Skelter deep within a jungle like forest, I had a strange but pleasant sensation, something like a déjà-vu. It was like my brain was trying to trace back an old memory, but surrendering to
just admitting its familiarity.
The artist, Julie Moss, told me that the Helter Skelter was an image from Blackpool and the background were recollections of forests in the many countries she has visited in Asia, Australia and
Julie lives and works from a studio in her garden, overlooking the stunning Cornish tides. When Julie travels she carries various sketchbooks, once back home, she starts new paintings based on
recollection, assembling pieces together, melting them in total harmony.
Although Moss's paintings reflect the moments of deep peace after natural phenomena like hurricanes and typhoons, her work is an outpouring of calm and balance, and a deep white light. Julie
tells me that she also likes using neon colours, as their artificiality makes her otherwise natural images look dreamlike.
I think it was the oneiric quality of all her paintings, and that untraceable connection that they triggered, that made me appreciate and enjoy Moss's work so much. I certainly didn't forget to
find her details and contact her for this interview, as I knew that Chrom-Art's friends would really love her work too.