Julie Ponesse was born in North Vancouver, B.C. and was raised in small towns in Southern Ontario. Her journey to painting took a rather circuitous route. She recalls being fascinated with light as a child, and almost all of her earliest memories involve some intense experience of colour. But while at university the lure of something else took over. In 2007, she earned a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, and went on to teach at universities in the US and Canada for over a decade. It wasn’t long, however, before a longing for painting took over.

Today, Julie splits her time between Niagara-on-the-Lake and London, Ontario. Her current work focuses on both rural and urban landscapes, florals, and architecture. Her paintings are known for their painterly brushwork, fresh colour, and subtle interplay between light and shadow. She draws constant inspiration from the various ways light interacts with its subject…whether it be how sunlight washes out the colour of a flower’s petal, or how a shadow subtly changes colour as it stretches across a pathway.

Julie’s style can best be described as expressionistic realism. Working with a simple colour palette and loose brushstrokes, Julie aims to capture the essence of a scene rather than re-creating it literally. Her constant challenge is not to overwork her paintings, but to let them ‘breathe,’ allowing the viewer to piece together her own impressions of the scene.

Original Paintings by Julie Ponesse
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