ARTWORKS: Julia Groves and the alchemy of pigments

This year my continuing journey into the alchemy of pigments and paint making has led me to explore metal leaf.

I found learning how to do this more physical activity, than some of my detailed botanical work, was easier for me to engage with as it required a different kind of focus during lockdown.

The preciousness and impermanence of this human life were in my thoughts whilst making this work

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These new paintings delve once again into the worlds of the rose and the poppy, with a focus on formal and symbolic qualities of light and shadows.

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The pieces also have an ever-changing movement which is created as light plays with the lustre of the metal surface.

Julia Groves

Recent & new exhibitions

I am showing work at the Wildwood Gallery in Bury St Edmunds this summer, work can be seen at the gallery or is also on their website.
www.wildwoodgallery.co.uk

I will be exhibiting work as part of the Iceni Botanical Artists online exhibition from early October.
www.icenibotanicalartists.co.uk