In Partnership with Piano Craft Gallery, 2023
Banner Art detail: Julia Purdy, "Resistance. Existence."
My paintings originate from intuition. My inspiration is from images that I experience and feel in a meditative state well before engaging with the canvas. My metaphysical approach to painting results in a gestural process that is a translation of my pre-imagined, finished work.
I paint with vibrant colors and in many layers. My paintings often incorporate symbols that invite the viewer to explore and discover different ideas and emotional states.
While working from a deeply personal yet universal narrative of feelings, I am also influenced by light - the light within us and the light that surrounds us.
Julia Purdy is an abstract artist working in Boston, Massachusetts. Purdy’s paintings originate in intuition - she will envision the finished painting in a meditative state before she begins to paint.
Purdy has studied at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the New Art Center in Newton, MA., and with artist Margaret Gerding. She has a MS in Arts Administration from Boston University and a BA in English from Michigan State University. Prior to painting, Purdy was a gallery teacher at the Harvard Art Museums and a volunteer at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Purdy has exhibited at several group shows in the Boston area, including the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Mass., the Kathryn Schultz Gallery in Cambridge, Mass., the Belmont Gallery of Art in Belmont, Mass., the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, Mass., the W Gallery in Wayland, Mass., and the Art Wellesley Pop Up Gallery in Wellesley, Mass. She is a member of the Cambridge Art Association and United South End Artists.