Julie Harris

Fine Art Landscapes in Oil



I have painted in oils on canvas for over 30 years and during that time I have refined my style and technique. My paintings are of actual identified locations and this is recorded on the back of each piece of art. I have always paid attention to the finest detail and my work is generally described as “photo realism”.

I have been very fortunate in displaying and selling my work over the years as you will see from my biography.

I urge everyone to be involved, one way or another, as art, in any form enriches the soul.


Julie Harris has made her name in Manitoba art circles and with global collectors by capturing local scenes on canvas in realistic and precise detail. Mainly choosing scenes well off the beaten track, her research into appropriate subject material has taken her into many areas of the prairie provinces and into North Western Ontario.

Her interest in art began at an early age in her native England. Art history, perspectives, free expression and art forms were major study areas in her Grammar School curriculum. In her late teens she immigrated to Winnipeg where she renewed her interest in art a few years later. As a result, she has achieved an avid appreciation of the region in its extreme seasons and this is evident in her work.

Julie’s first exhibitions were at the Polo Park Art Fair organized by the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. This quickly led to solo exhibitions including two at the University of Winnipeg, fourteen annual shows at Eaton’s Gallery of Fine Art and numerous other solo and group exhibitions including all of the annual Manitoba Art Expos since they commenced in 1996. Her work has been shown in galleries in Toronto, Calgary, Minneapolis, Saskatoon and North Battleford.

Over the ensuing years her works have found their way into private collections across Canada and into many countries including the States, Mexico, Japan, England, Germany, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Switzerland and Dubai. The Province of Manitoba has purchased many pieces from her and commissions have included The Royal Bank of Canada, Frederick Eaton, The Canola Council of Canada, and Craig & Ross, Chartered Accountants.

Julie has given many private lessons and also conducted workshops for local art clubs


People’s Choice Awards:

1996 Interlake Juried Art Show
2000 Interlake Juried Art Show
2002 Interlake Juried Art Show
2002 Manitoba Art Expo
2004 Manitoba Art Expo
2006 Manitoba Art Expo
2008 Manitoba Art Expo
2010 Manitoba Art Expo
2013 Manitoba Art Expo
2017 Manitoba Art Expo
2018 Manitoba Art Expo

Movies in which paintings have been featured:

2004 - Vinegar Hill
2006 - You Kill Me
2008 - New in Town
2012 - Reasonable Doubt

Other Achievements:

  • 1999 Chosen for promotional ads and cover of the Saskatchewan Government Insurance calendar
  • 1999 Ducks Unlimited Award
  • 2000 Interlake Juried Art Show - Best Oil Painting
  • 2003 Chosen for promotional ads and month of Oct in the Saskatchewan Government Insurance calendar
  • 2005 Interlake Juried Art Show - 1st place in the Oils category
  • 2010 Chosen for inclusion in the 2011 Saskatchewan Government Insurance calendar
  • 2016 Was an adjudicator at the Manitoba Interlake Juried Art Show

Visitors are welcome to visit my home studio by appointment

Ph 204.467.8654