Julia Holt Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
I work from my studio within an an artists community, Currently I am exploring language and its affect on art practice. I am using ink and thread, creating books that look at semitic letters, their meanings and origins. I have also used solar etching and mono prints to explore the shapes of individual letters. I paint large scale and small scale works, using mixed media especially ink, pigment.
At the moment, as well as creating books I am working on a seascape tryptic and several smaller works on paper that explore nature. I find that after drawing outside I feel very energised and creative in the studio and so this is the best time to begin new work. I enjoy using mixed media, concentrating on shapes and pattern and allowing images to emerge through the work.
I am interested in curating and am volunteering to help hang work and be part of the curating team at local galleries. I have also curated the hall space at Digswell open studios in Hertfordshire and at The Wynd Gallery, Letchworth.
I am currently planning a community project that will involve groups of people (eg nurses, students, patients etc) making a large hanging art piece and bringing stories relating to the group and environment. The aim will be to enhance well being through meeting, making and social interaction. I’m really excited about this and have been met with much enthusiasm and possibility for the future of the project.