Julie Markfield’s approach would be characterized by a rapid staccato of sorts where she starts with fast instinctive gestural marks, large body movements, small hand gestures, eyes closed, eyes open, left hand, right hand, grabbing tools, paints, oil pastels, markers, and pencils that push the surface in unexpected directions. This fluid approach called “non-objective” painting is at the heart of how Markfield differentiates herself. The work takes on an emotional and often happy vibe with unexpected twists and turns.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Julie Markfield is a Los Angeles based artist. She believes it is important to get to know the human behind the painting, and who the artist is as a human directly impacts how the artist applies the paint, the energy of the surface, and the vibe they create.
Markfield loves life and people. All of her life experiences – highs, lows, successes, failures, joy, sadness, and the day-to-day find their way into her paintings through gestural energy.
She can never have enough people in her life, but there are a core few who she is grateful for (thank you, dear friends, you know who you are). She loves parties and entertaining and especially her standard poodles.
Do not hesitate to reach out to Julie or B. David Levine with any questions. If you are in the Los Angeles area you are welcome to schedule a studio visit.
B. DAVID LEVINE (Representation)