“When the paint is dry my work is just beginning”.
Julee Latimer was born in the UK. She settled in Australia in 2005 after spending the previous 17 years moving internationally many times. Her life has been a patchwork of cultures and this plays out in her desire to deconstruct her work.
The movement away from support systems is a theme that grew in importance during her BA (Fine Art) studies where she explored the possibility of paint leading an alternative life away from the canvas. Drawing on her experiences of continual changes of place Julee exploits the flexibility inherent in dried paint to investigate the effects of deteriorating social networks.
In doing so she aims to surprise the viewer and generate conversation about the nature of painting.
Julee has been a full-time artist for many years gaining international recognition for her work in mosaic art and her authorship of the book Sculptural Secrets for Mosaic (Schiffer Publishing, USA). She has been selected as a Finalist for three Art Prizes in the last 12 months. Julee’s artworks are held in private collections in Australia, the UK, the USA, Sweden, Austria and Canada.
Julee lives and works in Melbourne.