Julie Himel’s vivid paintings push the genre of landscape into dreamlike abstractions. Exploring ideas of space and encounter, the work presents opportunities to step into portraits of natural spaces. Himel uses bold, active brushstrokes and generous application of brightly saturated paint in layers to create richly textural surfaces.
Himel received a Diploma of Fine Art from Langara College, Vancouver, BC, a BFA Honours Degree from York University, Toronto, QC, and a Graduate Diploma from the Toronto School of Art. Her work is part of private collections across the word and public collections including The University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA, the Armenian Centre Art Collection Canada, and several corporate collections