About

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Julian N Sharwood

Currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada

JulianSharwood@Gmail.com | w.JulianSharwood.com

Julian N Sharwood is a self-taught Canadian artist based in Vancouver, B.C. He primarily paints with oils, but has always enjoyed exploring a variety of art forms including music, street art and more recently, photography.

For Julian, art is communication. He is not great at small talk, will probably never write a novel, but through painting, photography and music, he has found satisfying forms of self expression.

Heavily influenced by his travels throughout Europe, South East Asia and Australia, Julian has spent extensive time studying and researching painting techniques, with specific focus on impressionist and renaissance painters.

He recognizes that art’s purpose has transformed through time, and while painting is no longer required to portray history and deliver news, it will always serve to elicit and convey emotion. His early paintings endeavoured to capture the world around him, but more recently he has strived to strip away distractions, so the audience has space to explore how they relate to the paintings, making his art about the equal relationship between painter and audience.

CV

2018

Maryland Federation of Art, ‘Strokes of Genius’, Nov 2-26, 2018
Circle Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.

Linus Galleries, ‘Where is My Mind’,
Oct 10-Nov 10, 2018, Online exhibition.

Society of Canadian Artists ‘Showcase of Abstraction’,
Oct 1, 2018 - Feb 1, 2019, Online exhibition.

Fusion Art ‘4th Annual Colorful Abstractions’,
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018, Online exhibition.

Community Arts Council of Richmond 'Midsummer Art's Dream', Sept 7-9, 2018 Richmond, B.C.  

Harmony Arts Festival Group Exhibition, August 3-12, 2018
West Vancouver, B.C. 

Harmony Arts Festival Art Beat, August 3-12, 2018
West Vancouver, B.C. 

Federation Gallery 'Painting on the Edge' -July 9-29, 2018
Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C. 

Awards

2018 American Art Awards, 5th place in the ‘Minimalism’ category.

'Special Recognition', Light Space Time online gallery Landscapes 2018 Art Exhibition 

Publications

Art Avenue magazine, November/December 2018 edition.