Julie Potter is an award winning Irish artist that paints in the most unique way, using bleach and acrylic on black cotton. Her work has been described like stills from the movies, but the movies from our lives.
I often work from street photography, everyday scenes and moments around the city, trying to capture light and ambience, where nothing is stationary. This often includes a figure at the forefront of my pieces, as if they have walked in to the canvas, a 'snaphot' composition, never posed. I adore light, any kind of light, sunlight shining in windows, nightlight, light through rain, streetlights, carlights, diffused light. I aim to capture light in all my work, ironically starting from a completely black canvas.
After teaching for the last 11 years, I have recently become a full time artist creating my paintings and commissioned work on a full time basis. I do this alongside working on my new design business 'Julie The Genie'.