Julie Robinson's Blog

I am an abstract painter living and working in Asheville, North Carolina and New Orleans, Louisiana. My current work uses mixed media on a polyester film that has a  translucent frosted matte finish. Because of its transparency it gives an ethereal appearance of floating in space without a ground.

Each layer is a dialogue with the layer underneath and has to dry for 24 hours before I can add another layer. The process is a synthesis of intuition, patience, and skill.  Each year I grow more and more in love with painting on this surface.  Something new and unexpected happens with each painting that excites me.

Octavia Art Gallery

 Grandson Charlie making an appearance at Octavia Gallery opening.

Grandson Charlie making an appearance at Octavia Gallery opening.

Harmonic Overtones 

November 7th - December 5th
Octavia Art Gallery
454 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Many thanks to Octavia Art Gallery for a beautiful show and wonderful opening exhibition and thanks to everyone who came out, even my grandson!  Please enjoy some images from the opening reception on November 7th.  The gallery will be closed November 26-28 for Thanksgiving but the exhibition will be up until December 5th so please drop by if you are in the area!

Excerpt from Octavia Press Release

"Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new work by artists Julie Robinson and Greta Van Campen. This will be the second exhibition with the gallery for Robinson and the first for Van Campen.  Julie Robinson’s mixed media works on Mylar are beautiful examples of lyrical abstraction.  Inspired by the ethereal, her paintings push beyond what we encounter everyday, creating spaces that are both playful and meditative.  Composed by layering numerous glazes and intuitive gestural marks, there is a depth and immediacy in her work. Robinson’s work is balanced in its ability to be both familiar yet fresh, and  energetic yet tranquil.  There is a fluidity and cohesion to her work that makes each mark appear to be part of the next, tapping into the intuitive aspects of our human nature."

Next Exhibition:

L Ross Gallery
5040 Sanderlin Ave
Memphis, TN 38117

My next show will be held at the L Ross Gallery in Memphis, TN as part of her 10th anniversary group exhibition in mid-January.  The exact dates are in the works but please stay tuned!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

                       L Ross Gallery

                      L Ross Gallery