My artistic process is centred on the exclusive use of unsupported, dried paint. I create original paintings, without brushes or canvas. The result is an inherently flexible material which can be exploited to investigate my interest in textile, collage, and sculptural techniques.
My works are intricately detailed creations involving many hours of methodical cutting and layering. Ultimately, my core aim is to generate conversation about the nature of painting and to challenge expectations of what a painting can be.
Born in the UK, Julee settled in Australia in 2005 after spending the previous 17 years moving internationally many times. Her life has been a patchwork of cultures. This plays out in her desire to deconstruct her work.
Julee has been a full-time artist for many years achieving international recognition for her work in mosaic art and her authorship of the book Sculptural Secrets for Mosaic (Schiffer Publishing, USA). Julee has exhibited widely in Australia as well as the United States and Italy. She has been selected as a Finalist for a number of prestigious Australian Art Prizes. Her artworks are held in private collections worldwide.
Julee holds a Bachelor of Fine Art with majors in Painting and Sculpture, from Curtin University, Perth. She also has diplomas in Interior Design and Colour Therapeutics.
Julee currently lives and works in Melbourne.
2021 Wyndham Art Prize
2020 Wyndham Art Prize
2019 45 Downstairs Emerging Art Prize
2019 Wyndham Art Prize
2020 Art Under Lockdown, Counterweave Gallery online, Rome. Italy
2013 Vortex of the Huetopia, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York
2013 La Dolce Vita, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, USA
2013 International Contemporary Mosaics, Udine, Italy
2020 Featured Artist, Artsy Shark, USA
2020 Meet Julee, The Hive, Melbourne
2020 Inside the Studio, StateoftheArt Gallery, Melbourne
2020 Featured Artist, Anndelize Grad, international arts blog
2019 USA Art Education Manual, by Professor Debrah Sickler-Voigt PhD
2017 Sculptural Secrets (book) by Julee Latimer, Schiffer Ltd, USA
BFA (Sculpture and Painting) Curtin University, Perth
Interior Design (DipHe International) London Guildhall University, UK
Interior Design (Diploma). Canada
Colour Therapeutics (Diploma), Brighton College, UK