Julie Feldman is a contemporary painter whose figurative paintings evoke a sense of mystery and discontent.
Inspired by personal photographs and found imagery, her portraits change and evolve into abstracted faces and figures that float outside of time and without any contextual reference.
Working primarily in oil on canvas, she manipulates the image as she paints, deliberately muting the line between abstraction and realism. Her palette is one of strong contrast and limited color, reflecting the photographs that are her inspiration.
Her women are both vulnerable and strong, conveying their emotions in haunting and expressive eyes that invite the viewer to create their own narrative and meaning.