Julie Duff

The Art

Techniques

  • 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.

Biography

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 

  • Peter Lewis Gallery exhibitions (represented by Peter Lewis Gallery in NL) – My first solo exhibition “In Bloom” was 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.
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  • Peter Lewis Gallery exhibitions (Represented by the Peter Lewis Gallery in NL):
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  • The Annual Christmas Exhibition (2023) – Group
  • Christmas Gathering (2022) – Group
  • 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
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  • Other Exhibitions:
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  • What’s Your Poison (2022 – 2023) Group
  • Remembering the Botanical Art Group (2023) – Group
  • BASNL Wildflower Wonders (2023) – Group
  • BASNL Rooted in Evil (2022) – Group
  • BASNL Grounded in Memory (2022) – Group
  • BASNL Murray’s Garden Center – (2021-2022) Group
  • BASNL Rooted in Art:  Buds, Blooms and Berries (2020) – Group
  • Art at the Gate (2019) – GroupArt 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 

Membership

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

Contact

julie.duff@warp.nfld.net
www.julieduff.com
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