‘Corruption on Bent Copper’ is an exhibition of Julie Oldfield’s recent paintings at the Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis. 10th – 24th August 2017. Open daily from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.
Julie will be focussing this exhibiting on her mixed media landscapes and seascapes on canvas, copper and metal.
Julie’s techniques include weathering processes on copper sheets to develop her work. The patterns of rust and oxidation on the metal surface are the starting points that inspire work such as woodlands and seascapes inspired by her local surroundings. She uses a variety of mixed media to build her paintings, often scraping away materials to expose the pure copper beneath. This provides a depth and feeling of light reflecting from deep within the landscape, or a glistening seascape.
Julie will often leave these works outside to enhance the process as she works on them, allowing nature to lend a hand in her art, giving each piece a unique character. This natural process helps create the mood she wants to capture, sometimes with unintentional consequences.
Julie’s paintings range in size from 6cm square mini paintings to large-scale works of 1 square meter or more.