Heaven’s gate

Julia Vandepolder,
Village Of Alton Caledon, ON

Dimension

26" x 20"

Médium

oil on canvas

Inspired by a summer evening spent in a hilltop cabin along the coast of Inverness, Heaven’s Gate captures a moment of poetic transition. Subtleties of colour and light are expressed with direct mark making and thickly layered painted surface. The descending sun reflects off the inner door frame and creates a view of the landscape partially blocked by a nearby cottage.

Heaven’s gate

Julia Vandepolder,
Village Of Alton Caledon, ON

À propos de l'artiste
À propos de l'artiste

Julia Vandepolder
Village Of Alton Caledon, ON

Julia Vandepolder received an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Guelph. Vandepolder has exhibited at public and private galleries across Canada, with a current solo exhibition at Studio 21 Fine Art Gallery in Halifax. Other solo exhibitions include: After-glow, Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto and Viewpoints, Al Green Gallery, Toronto. She is the recipient of numerous awards including Best in Show, Elora Arts Council Award, Ellen Langlands Memorial Award and First Prize. Her paintings are in national, private and corporate collections, including BMO Financial Group and Colart, Montreal. She lives and works in the Greater Toronto Area.

“My painting practice draws from everyday life, the intensity of ordinary moments and how they change over time. Subjects of interest vary from portraying family members to familiar landscapes and domestic interiors. Paintings are created with a specific focus on subtle shifts in colour, variation in medium with thin and thickly textured surface and gestural marks.”