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 NorthWestern 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
Recent achievements include:-
- 1996 At the Interlake Juried Art Show voted “People’s Choice" Award
- 1999 Work chosen for the promotional advertising and cover of the
Saskatchewan Government Insurance calendar.
- 1999 Received an award from Ducks Unlimited.
- 1999 Accepted into the Manitoba Society of Artists
- 2000 At the Interlake Juried Art Show judged best oil painting and
another entry was voted “People’s Choice” Award
- 2002 At the Interlake Juried Art Show and at the Manitoba Art Expo
received “People’s Choice” Awards.
- 2003 Work chosen for the promotional advertising and for the month of
in the Saskatchewan Government Insurance calendar
- 2004 Four paintings featured in the movie “Vinegar Hill” filmed in
- 2004 Received the “People’s Choice” Award at the Manitoba Art Expo
- 2005 At the Interlake Juried Art Show awarded 1st place in the Oils
- 2006 Paintings featured in 2 movies, "Maneater" and "You Kill Me"
- 2006 Received the “People’s Choice” Award at the Manitoba Art Expo
- 2008 Received the “People’s Choice” Award at the Manitoba Art Expo
- 2010 Received the “People’s Choice” Award at the Manitoba Art Expo
Her work may
be viewed at her home studio in Grosse Isle, seven miles north of