Season 3 Episode 64 - Julz Beresford, landscape painter

06.08.2021 - By Art Wank

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Julz Beresford lives and works on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. She is inspired by the landscape, in particular Pittwater. We met her on the Pittwater Artists Trail and asked her for an interview. She has work coming up at Michael Reid Newport so get down there and take a look at her beautiful work. 
We spoke to Julz about her career as a food stylist, growing up in the country, her beautiful oil paintings, and much more. Thanks so much for the wonderful lunch, we loved meeting you and having such a great chat.  'As an Artist, Julz is drawn to the painterly tradition, focusing on the process of physical painting and where it takes her work. She is energetic and frantic as she works, the finished texture reveals this with her thickly applied paint. 
This process however is not only limited to mixing or pushing and the final application of the paint but the ‘bigger' whole practice of being ‘Plein air’. For Julz walking into or boating towards the destination all becomes part of the process. Her pre-sketches, drawings chosen subject, living it, breathing it, and experiencing it in all weather. Julz's current work is based on the Hawkesbury River and Sydney Coastline where she gathers memories and information then returns to her studio to apply these experiences to the canvas.'

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