A moment captured in memory of the countryside rushing past her car window is rendered in this light-filled painting by Julie HImel. Known for an imaginative use of colour in her abstracted landscapes, the sky is seen as a swirl of pale blues, mauves and yellow. In the foreground, the fields are golden yellow and the trees deep green.
“The glory of the sky, the glow of the fields, the speed at which the cars pass and being part of that world while knowing that nature endures. These moments of wanting to capture that beauty and slow down the time.” 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.