Julie Simpson

Julie Simpson
Julie Simpson
Julie Simpson

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Artist Statement

My work as a textile artist and mixed media painter fuses my fascination for repeated patterns, colors and textures.  Complex woven structures are set up on a 10 harness Le Clerc Floor loom that was built in 1955. Each piece is one of a kind, meticulously handwoven and finished. These elaborate textiles have a sculptural quality with multiple layers and colorful natural fibers including merino wool, bamboo and cashmere. I am fond of abstract imagery, natural formations, textures and microscopic details. Equally colorful and textural as my woven work, the surfaces of my mixed media canvases are adorned with a combination of thick acrylic paint, paper collage, litho crayons and hand stitched nylon thread. There is a reliance on gestural lines, repeated patterns and grids. 

Artist Bio

As a young girl, colored pens and grid paper went everywhere with me- I loved coloring in the squares and making patterns. Pursuing my artistic interests, I earned my degree in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. I have lived on the West Coast for over half my life, raising 2 inspiring teenagers and seeking water to swim in whenever possible.