Juli Fejer

Original art

acrylic on canvas
works on paper
iPad painting

Where to see my work:

Babylon, Ely until 25 Sept

Teddington Unlocked, until end October

Kroll Headquarters, New York

The Phoenix Centre, St George's Hospital, London

Replingham Road, Southfields, London

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You can see a selection of my work HERE

Me & my work

I started painting to escape the pain of a chronic condition called fibromyalgia.  After decades of ineffective treatment, worklessness and depression, I attended an NHS course which set me on the path to a new life.

I am thrilled and delighted that a colourful painting inspired by the corona pandemic was part of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2021.  I appeared in a BBC2 documentary which followed four applicants as they progressed through the selection process.  This was shown on 2nd October.  It is available through BBC iPlayer.  

I have two preoccupations.  First, the beauty of nature which I observe in my everyday life.  Second, the way in which my medical condition influences how I experience the world.

 

Fibromyalgia gives me an acute sensitivity to external stimuli which helps me create art.  I love to lose myself in reimagining a place which has inspired me.  I use a semiabstract style and through colour, tone and marks evoke a mood.  I am inspired by the work and life of Frida Kahlo.

 

When I suffer bad pain, painting takes me to another place where my mind can relax and focus on the practice of making art.  I have a very strong sense of place and all my works are based on real locations, and moments that have inspired me.

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September, WaterWays, Babylon Gallery, Ely

 

August, Painting Wetlands at the Wetlands Centre Barnes, London

 

July, Long listed for the Visual Art Open, 2022

May, Long listed for the Holly Bush Prize, 2022

April, first major Gallery Exhibition

February, Awash 2022, Handa Gallery, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk

 

February, Work on display in Kroll New York through ArtCan, Explore 01

January, Winter, ArtCan exhibition

November, ING Discerning Eye, 2021
 

October, BBC Documentary, 

September, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2021

2020, ING Discerning Eye, 

2020, Selected as part of Framed, street art project run by Wandsworth Council 

Recent events and milestones

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WaterWays 2022

A gouache painting of summer hedgerows is included in the society of East Anglian Watercolourists  WaterWays exhibition  at the Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

The exhibition runs until 25th September.

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Wild in the City

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I was delighted to take part in a day of painting at the Wetland Centre in Barnes on Sunday 12th June. This was organised by Arts Richmond along the lines of the popular Sky television programme, Landscape Artist of the Year.

At the start of August an exhibition of the work created during this painting day was officially opened by the Mayor of Richmond. That exhibition is now closed but…

You can see both my paintings at an exhibition called Teddington Unlocked, organised by Bobcat Gallery, at Teddington Lock.

See the details here

Advice on displaying & caring for your art

When I first started painting I had very little understanding of how to care for all display pictures, whether originals or prints.  I have collated what I have learnt into a handy hints and tips section. 

If you have any advice and tips of your own that you would like to share, I am happy to include them in this!

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Corona Panic, 2020

My Royal Academy adventure

I was so excited when my painting, "Corona Panic in Sutherland Grove" was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Little did I know that that was just the start of my adventures.

Read about how I came to make the painting, and my experience of being shortlisted, then selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and being involved with a television programme  here.

Join the adventure

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As a big thank you to everyone on my mailing list, every month I use a random generator to select somebody from my  list to win a prize. It's usually an art print or a pack of my greeting cards. It's just my way of showing my appreciation for your support.

Thanks 

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The April prize winner said, "I am so pleased to have won your prize draw, it has really made my day!"

Street art 

One of my digital art works is currently on a lamppost in Southfields, south-west London. Find it outside the Post Office in Replingham Road, SW18.

 

You can read more about it here

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