The ‘Heath Paintings’ have been produced in a new studio in the Blue Mountains, where painter Julie Harris is based. Harris continues to explore her interest in the processes of abstraction and abstract space.
These paintings are hugely physical and more like an evolving performance. They are taken in and out of the studio according to the weather, the heat and the strength of the sunlight. The humidity and temperature influence the way in which the paint forms and mingles on the canvas. She uses methods of slippage and erasure, staining and washing, scrubbing and scrapping. Chance plays a pivotal role in her process.