Julie Duff

The Art


  • Acrylic
  • Watercolour

Approach / Inspiration

My love of flowers has been a lifelong passion, starting from childhood admiring my mother and grandmother’s garden and helping them in their gardens, to being an avid gardener in my adult life, to happily and passionately painting flowers.  Painting flowers provides me with endless painting subjects.  I love painting flowers in a larger format and when doing so I feel that you can really capture their beauty in a much bolder manner, and magnify the essence of the flower, giving it that wow factor.


I was born in Winnipeg and moved to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1988.  Through the vibrant art community and instruction of many talented artists, a passion evolved primarily in acrylic and watercolour mediums.

Exhibitions / Awards 

  • My first solo exhibition “In Bloom” held at the Peter Lewis Gallery named as one of the “Visual Art Top Ten in 2012” in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • My work, featured with other Canadian Artists, was in a keepsake book “The Love of Flowers”.  This book was published in 2017 by the Canadian magazine Arabella.

  • BASNL Murray's Garden Center - (2021) Group
  • BASNL Rooted in Art:  Buds, Blooms and Berries (2020) - Group
  • Peter Lewis Gallery exhibitions (Represented by the Peter Lewis Gallery in NL):
  • Celebration (2018) – Group
  • Colours of Christmas (2017) – Group
  • Different Dimensions (2016) – Group
  • The Language of Flowers (2015) – Solo
  • Jewels of June (2014) – Group
  • Panorama (2013) – Group
  • Come Rain, Drizzle or Fog (2013) – Group
  • In Bloom (2012) – Solo
  • Splash of Red (2011) – Group
  • Mid Summer Afternoon (2011) – Group
  • A Churchill Christmas (2010) – Group

  • Other Exhibitions:
    Art at the Gate (2019) - Group
    Art in the Garden (2006-present) – Group
  • Represented by Five Island Gallery Tors Cove, NL (2005-2017)
  • Beaches Heritage Center, Eastport, NL (2006-2014) – Group
  • Sun Tan Art Center (2010) Florida – Group
  • Cynthia Noel Gallery (2005) – Guest Artist
  • NL Art Association (2003-2008) – Group 


  • Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Tuesday Art Group, MUN Botanical Garden




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