Julie Himel’s vivid paintings push the genre of landscape into dreamlike abstractions. Exploring ideas of space and encounter, her paintings presents opportunities to step into portraits of natural spaces. Himel uses bold, active brushstrokes and generous application of brightly saturated layers of paint to create richly textural surfaces.
Julie Himel received a Diploma of Fine Art from Langara College, Vancouver, BC; a BFA Honours Degree from York University, Toronto, ON, and a Graduate Diploma from the Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON. Her work has been exhibited across North America, including recently being featured in digital exhibitions with Visionary Projects, New York, NY; the I Like Your Work Podcast, and the TD Thor Wealth Management Juried Exhibition: Quest for the Environment, Quest Art, Midland, ON. Himel’s paintings are part of private collections across the world and public collections including The University of Calgary, Calgary, AB; Westfield State University, Westfield, MA; the Armenian Centre Art Collection Canada, Toronto, ON and several corporate collections.