Painter Julianne Guinee was born in County Cork, and her work has been exhibited throughout Ireland. Julianne’s art is influenced by John Singer Sargent, William Adolph Bouguereau and the Pre-Raphealites as well as modern contemporary painters. Her philosophy is to combine the nineteenth century techniques of painting with more modern conceptual ideas, especially regarding motherhood, loss and isolation. She is naturally drawn to the imagery and complexities of the human form, particularly the female figure.
Her education includes a Bachelor of Education and Mathematics from the University of Limerick. Julianne painted from an early age but began to paint full time in 2019 after the death of her twin children, Mabel and Blaise who continue to inspire her work. She currently resides in Buttevant, County Cork.
“My goal is to create pieces that use beauty, technical mastery, and a timeless subject matter to convey a narrative that uplifts and reassure people experiencing grief or sadness that it is a normal, natural part of life but also that they are not alone.”