Julia Chance

Contemporary painter, Manchester, UK

Soon We'll Walk ByThe Lake Again
Soon We'll Walk ByThe Lake Again

Mixed media on cradled panel 50x50cm £750

Citron Navy Seascape
Citron Navy Seascape

Acrylic on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

Citron Navy Seascape (in mount)
Citron Navy Seascape (in mount)

Acrylic on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

He Waited for Her In The Cold
He Waited for Her In The Cold

Acrylic, pencil and pastel on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

He Waited for Her In The Cold (in mount)
He Waited for Her In The Cold (in mount)

Acrylic, pencil and pastel on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

Interrupted Journey
Interrupted Journey

Acrylic on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

Interrupted Journey (in mount)
Interrupted Journey (in mount)

Acrylic on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

Squalls With Blue
Squalls With Blue

Acrylic and pencil on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

Squalls With Blue (in mount)
Squalls With Blue (in mount)

Acrylic and pencil on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

June Air
June Air

Acrylic and pencil on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

June Air (in mount)
June Air (in mount)

Acrylic and pencil on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

Lawn By The Coast
Lawn By The Coast

Acrylic and collage on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

Lawn By The Coast (in mount)
Lawn By The Coast (in mount)

Acrylic and collage on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

Morning Harbour Walk
Morning Harbour Walk

Acrylic and collage on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

Morning Harbour Walk (in mount)
Morning Harbour Walk (in mount)

Acrylic and collage on paper Image 20x20cm Mounted 35x35cm unframed £175

Late Summer Evening In The City
Late Summer Evening In The City

Acrylic on gessoed board SOLD

It Was The Music That She Loved
It Was The Music That She Loved

Acrylic on gessoed board 30x30cm framed £300

Up On The Rooftop, Watching The Wind
Up On The Rooftop, Watching The Wind

Mixed media on board 30x30cm framed SOLD

Northern Fells I
Northern Fells I

Oil on board 24x24cm framed £350 Series of 3 from time spent near Carrock Fell / High Pike in Cumbria. Full series £900

Northern Fells II
Northern Fells II

Oil on board 24x24cm framed £350 Series of 3 from time spent near Carrock Fell / High Pike in Cumbria. Full series £900

Northern Fells III
Northern Fells III

Oil on board 24x24cm framed £350 Series of 3 from time spent near Carrock Fell / High Pike in Cumbria. Full series £900

Gunwalloe, August I
Gunwalloe, August I

Acrylic and watercolour pencil on board Painted at Gunwalloe Beach near Helston, Cornwall 20x20cm framed £300

Gunwalloe, August II
Gunwalloe, August II

Acrylic and watercolour pencil on board Painted at Gunwalloe Beach near Helston, Cornwall 20x20cm framed £300

Shore
Shore

Watercolour on paper framed image 13x17cm, frame 30x34cm £250

View to the Fells
View to the Fells

Oil on canvas board SOLD

About the Artist

Julia Chance's paintings are inspired by landscapes and cities and are made in her studio in Altrincham. She applies paint to the prepared boards in an intuitive way, exploring the interplay of colours, textures, gestures and mark-making with different tools. Her techniques involve building up layers, scraping back, rubbing, blending, scratching and splattering the paint onto the surface. Julia will work on a number of paintings at the same time, moving between them to stay fresh.

 

After some time, and as the layers build up, the beginnings of a composition or a particular quality of colour combination and mark-making emerges. She will try to stay alert and to notice when this happen and follow and build upon this when it does. Julia works with the feeling that something is emerging – sometimes it’s a process that flows, but more often it’s an all-engaging wrestle; gaining, losing and then re-gaining control of the painting over a period of time. The paintings will often develop into a cityscape or landscape in an oblique way, as the work progresses. 

 

The process is one of controlling the work as it develops whilst remaining open to taking risks and responding to chance occurrences along the way. 

 

Her earlier paintings were a response to a specific experience in a landscape or city, during which she would make sketches and take photos. She would then make the painting over a period of time in the studio, revisiting the sketches and photos to remind her of the original experience. By remaining open to what happened along the way through the painting process, the aim was to allow each work to gradually take on a life of its own.  

www.juliachance.com.

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