Julie Hart Gallery
Artist statement | Julie Hart Gallery
Julie Hart the youngest daughter of Pro Hart has her own gallery in Broken Hill, where she continues the tradition her father started. Experimenting with different mediums, her main body of work covers river scapes, native and abstract flowers. She works mainly in oil paints with brush or palette knife. Her scenes can be real or imagery usually with a pioneering theme associated with the outback.
While her art has taken her to many places beyond Broken Hill; she continues to capture the colours of vivid heat hazes and strong harsh shades of the outback.
What motivates Julie Hart as an artist?
Julie Hart grew up in her father’s paint studio, it was her playground and it became the place she learnt to paint with the master for over 35 years. Although she uses a similar technique to that of her late father her style is quite different with softer and more refined brush strokes.
Continuing her fathers never ending search for expression, she loves to explore colour texture and movement in floral settings. She uses thick flowing unrestrained amounts of paint to illustrate her interpretations.
What is the most important aspect of Julie Hart’s art?
Julie is known for her ability to create a surreal depth in her paintings and a perception of movement that many other artist dream of. Through her art she communicates her love of the outback and the vibrant landscape.
Paying a visit to her gallery while visiting Broken Hill is very worthwhile.