Artist Profile

Juliette Vos

“Although my paintings are representational, they are often not literal translations of their subject matter. The subject can also be a metaphor for an emotion or memory from my own particular and distinctive experience as a woman – wife, mother as well as painter.

I try to create a language of visual elements that communicates through the use of form, color, paint, quality and edges.  Each painting is a dialogue of light and shadow, cool and warm, and near and far away. As an artist, I use all of these tools to interpret an idea.  I enjoy exploring techniques that allow the paint or medium to have an uncontrolled life of its own. Sometimes the paint is left dripping and sometimes it is applied in a rich impasto.  I paint primarily in oil because of its great flexibility but am working in all mediums, mostly on paper.”

Juliette Vos is a Mississippi artist who spends part of each year with her Dutch husband in Europe. She came to painting late in life.  After having been a banker on Wall Street, Vos returned to school to follow her true love, art. She studied at Parson’s New School in New York, and Heatherly’s and Chelsea College of Art in London. A great influence was a year studying with Bobby Popov in London. She has been a professional artist for 10 years. Her work has been exhibited and collected privately and by various corporations across the southeast of the United States and Europe.  She has been represented by the Pink Rooster Gallery since its beginning. She continues to surprise clients with new subjects and mediums.

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