Julia Noble often uses repeat forms or patterns in her work. In this instance the repeat form is based on a simple line drawing of the sea setting on water. The repetition symbolises the daily occurrence of the setting sun – a sight that people flock to see as a wonder all over the world, a phenomena that despite the current turmoil brings us together and inspires awe.
Julia Noble's works could be described as joyous uplifting abstracts aimed to transport and transfix the viewer. She likes to create work that from a distance looks like a painting but when you inspect it closer it not what it seems. She would describe herself as a process colourist. Inspired by artists such as Klee, Matisse and Picasso her works are usually large scale, multi layered and developed through a series of processes and rules that she sets for herself and with a limited colour palette for each work. She starts with a line drawing that she works into with colour, then she stitches into the works with a sewing machine, disrupting the surface and using the stitch as line, before working into them again with another layer of colour. The final outcome is determined by the processes and colours and is not pre-planned. She is particularly interested in colour and the way that the placement of colours relative to each other impacts on the feel or mood of a work. She uses Japanese paper because of its colour and fabric like qualities.