Julie Himel carries a Diploma of Fine Art from Langara College in Vancouver, a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours Degree from York University, and a Graduate Diploma from the Toronto School of Art. Her award winning paintings can be found in private collections internationally, public collections including The University of Calgary, Calgary’s Civic Art Collection, Westfield State University, the Armenian Centre Art Collection Canada, and several corporate collections nationwide.

Himel’s work is about human experience. And in that theme, she looks closer, to the elements of that experience, to worlds lived and imagined, the spiritual and the emotional, memory and promise. Her study of space is rooted in the understanding of landscape as both an encounter and an image. It’s in the balancing act of grounding and departure—always looking for the light through the tangle of life. It’s in decay, not as destruction, but as catalyst: a signpost for renewal, growth and reclamation. And it’s in honesty, about creating a portrait of landscape as it is: something apprehended and unknowable. Paint is the medium she uses to formalize the possibility of a place—a place alive, mutable and shared, a character in our collective unconscious.


In Dreaming She Walks

Oil on canvas
36″ x 36″


Heavy Like The Air In My Hands

Oil on canvas
36″ x 36″


Primary Nature

Oil On Canvas
40″ x 40″


Rugged Memory Distant Land

Oil on canvas
16″ x 20″


Shutter Speed Of A Daydream 2

Oil On Canvas
16″ x 20″


Shutter Speed Of A Daydream 4

Oil On Canvas
24″ x 24″



Oil on canvas
24″ x 24″


2021 Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
2021 Corner Gallery, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
2020 Field Notes, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2019 Sedimentary, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
2018 Portals, Quest Project Gallery, Midland, Ontario, Canada
2018 Documented Shifts, Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2017 Within Definition, Blue Crow Gallery
2017 Selected Paintings, Guest Artist, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 A Fleeting Presence, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2014 Shedding Light, Marlow Gallery, Barrie, Canada
2012 Featuring Julie Himel, Tay Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


2021 ‘The Era of Change’, The Visionary Projects, New York, USA
2021 ‘TD Thor Weath Management Juried Exhibition: Quest for the Environment’, Quest Art, Midland
2021 ‘Hedges and Houses and Mothers and Children’, I Like Your Work Podcast, Curator Pennylane Shen
2021 ‘Landscape Group Exhibition’, Pouch Cove Foundation, Newfoundland, Canada
2020 ‘Taylor Statten Camp Bursary Fund Annual Exhibition’, Toronto, Canada
2020 ‘Here, There and Elsewhere’, Visionary Art Collective, Curator Svitlana Martynjuk, NYC, USA
2020 ‘Congruence’, I Like Your Work & Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, US
2020 ‘Earth’ Annual Thematic Show, Foster/White, Seattle, Washington, US
2020 Summer, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield, Prince Edward County
2020 Spring Finds, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield, Prince Edward County
2020 Group Show, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington, US
2019 Small Walls. Big Ideas. Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield, Prince Edward County, Canada
2019 Summer Array, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield, Prince Edward County, Canada
2018 Impressions, Midsummer Group Show, Maison Depoivre, Picton, Ontario, Canada
2018 Rewind. Replay., Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2018 Northern Tendencies, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2018 Winter Group Exhibition, Gallery on Queen, Fredricton, New Brunswick, Canada
2018 The Painting Exhibition, Jayne Creighton Design, Calgary
2018 Small Pictures Show, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2018 Summer Landscape Group Show, Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2017 Unicorn Dreams, Jayne Creighton Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2017 Daydreamers, Jayne Creighton Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2017 Perspectives – Fall Landscape Show, Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo
2017 Well One, The Well Collective’s Inaugural Exhibiton, Arta Gallery
2017 New and Review, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2017 New and Noteworthy, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2016 Introduction, Shane Norrie Contemporary, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
2016 Holiday Art Show – Festival of Smalls, Loft Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 A Retrospective of New Work, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
2015 Into the Woods, Quest Art Gallery, Midland, Ontario, Canada
Selected Media
2020 Visionary Art Collective Interview, Environments Unchanged
2020 Frank Juarez Gallery, Artdose Talks with Julie Himel
2020 Foster White Gallery, Full Chroma with Julie Himel
2020 I Like Your Work Podcast, Studio Visit with Julie Himel
2015 Life as a Human, ‘Seductive Quality of Light and Paint’


The University of Calgary, Scurfield Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Westfield Lake College Foundation, Westfield, Massachusetts, US
Elliot Lake Centre, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada
Armenian Community Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Calgary Civic Art Collection, North Mount Pleasant Art Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Fistar International, Hong Kong, China
Blizzard Communications, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Succession Capital Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gracious Living Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
WSI Signs, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Grand River Toys, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Applied Printing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


2006 — 2007 Graduate Diploma – Studio Art, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1999 — 2000 Diploma of Interactive Media, Graphic and web design and programming, Applied Multimedia, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1997 — 1998 Visiting Student – Faculty of Fine Arts, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1996 — 1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree, Drawing, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1994 — 1996 Diploma of Fine Arts, Painting, Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada