Julia Gilmore

What do they tell writers? "Write what you know." I paint what I know. What I know and what I see is a world filled with an intense beauty even in mundane everyday objects. Armed with tubes of oil paint and a palette knife I carve and create paintings that elevate ordinary prosaic subject matter to a vibrant exuberant level of iconic imagery by using vintage objects to tell a story and create visceral connections with memory and the past. In a direct straightforward joie de vivre expression of vivid color and gestural texture my artwork re-examines the temporal world around us and reaffirms a zest and love for life.