Toronto artist Julie Himel finds peace and inspiration in the natural world. In this new oil painting—an abstracted landscape, brilliant soft yellow and white light radiates from the center of the work against a pale blue sky surrounded by forests and fields of green. Himel is a devoted environmentalist and hopes her work makes a statement to preserve the natural beauty of the world.
“Being in nature and then coming out of it, processing what I experienced there and then going into the studio and bringing that to life…that’s where the magic happens for me.” Julie Himel
She completed a BFA at York University with additional studies at the Toronto School of Art and Langara College in Vancouver. Himel has been painting professionally for more than 20 years. Her award-winning paintings can be found in private, corporate and public collections.