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My work is a combination of purposeful brushstrokes, shapes and lines, mixed with organic free-flow of the paint. I am inspired by nature, with its ever-changing weather systems, rolling clouds, and endlessly moving ebb and flow of the tide. It is eternal and unknowable. Everything is a process of being and becoming. I aim to take those moments in front of me and translate them, along with the emotions they evoke within me, into paint on canvas. Full of movement and change. Sublime and somewhat veiled. Like painted fragments in time.

Julia Di Sano is a full-time acrylic, mixed media and watercolour painter, based in New Westminster, BC, where she works from her home studio and lives with her husband and 2 Maine Coon cats.


She currently offers her artwork under her own name for her fine art collection and is the Owner/ Artist of a whimsical and brightly coloured art décor brand called Ebi Emporium.


Born and raised in Brampton and then Orangeville, Ontario, Julia was always inspired by the beauty of Nature, from the lush woodlands and untouched lakes near her family’s home to the vast expanse of the Great Lakes and “Cottage Country” near Parry Sound, where she and her family spent a lot of time outdoors throughout her childhood.

 

From a very young age, Julia turned to art as her favourite natural expression and outlet, drawing, painting, and sculpting on a regular basis. She attended an intensive fine arts high school and has traveled the world, living in numerous places, from New Brunswick to Japan, learning new techniques throughout her travels.

Now based in BC, Julia finds endless inspiration from the age-old forests, the mountains, and the rolling waves of the ocean; and her aim is to interpret and capture that rugged beauty on paper and canvas through varied paint and textural mediums.

 

Julia’s work is part of numerous corporate and residential projects, including hotels, apartments, and restaurants around the world. Her art as been featured globally, by media/publications such as HGTV Canada, Etsy Canada, Global TV Breakfast Show, CTV Morning Show Calgary, Apartment Therapy, Grand Designs Magazine UK, Western Living Magazine, etc. Her art has also been used by the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC., as well as charitable organizations, such as the Alzheimer's Society of British Columbia. And her Ebi Emporium art décor brand can also be found in major retail outlets, including Anthropologie, Amazon, Target, and Walmart.

 

Julia’s work is often described as layered, elegant, richly coloured, atmospheric and moody, contemporary, and as capturing rich visual textures. She believes art has the power to bring happiness and a calming reprieve to her clients’ lives. Despite hectic, sometimes stressful daily schedules, getting lost within a piece of art can allow one to pause, take a breath from it all, and simply embrace the beauty in this world.

Solo Exhibits

2022

Solo Featured Artist - Window Display, The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery

Vancouver, BC

2015

Bean Around The World Cafe, 3 Month Solo Art Display / Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

 

2014

BC Home and Garden Show, Feature and BC Living/ BC Power Smart Showhome Booth Display/Lounge Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver, Canada

 

2013

HGTV Canada and Etsy Canada Website Feature/Trade Show Booth Display "Fall Must Haves" / Toronto Convention Centre

Toronto, Canada

Group Exhibits

 

2022

2022 "Vancouver Salon", The Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2022

2022 "Abstracted Exhibition", The Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

 

2022

"La Belle Epoch Exhibition", The Gallery George, Vancouver, BC 

2022

2022 "Ebb and Flow Exhibition", The George Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2022 "Spotlight Exhibition", Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC

2022 "Small Exhibition", Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC

2022 "Active Members Exhibit", The Federation of Canadian Artists

Vancouver, BC

 

2021- 2022 - Dosanko Restaurant, 3 Month Exhibit Nov 2021-Jan 2022

Vancouver, BC

 

2021

"Ten Squared Exhibition", The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery

Vancouver, BC

2021

"Earth Matters" Exhibition, The Gallery George

Vancouver, Canada

 

2020

"Ten Squared" Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery

Vancouver, Canada


Press and Publications

 

2022

House & Garden - The Art Edit Section - September Issue (UK), Page 156

2017

HGTV Magazine - Feature in May 2017 issue of HGTV magazine

 

2016

Vancouver Sun Newspaper - Feature in March 18th, 2016 paper, including image spread and commentary

 

2015

The Fraser Magazine, Vancouver- Full page feature, interview and image spread in Oct 2015 issue

 

2015

CTV Morning Live Vancouver TV - Feature in "Back to School" segment, Aug 26th 2015 with Etsy Canada

 

2015

CTV Morning Show Calgary- Feature in Spring Decor segment with Etsy Canada, Interior Designer Alykhan Velji and Carine Redmond, May 5th 2015

 

2015

Global TV BC Morning Show- Feature in "Spring Decor Gifts" segment with Etsy Canada and Carine Redmond, Vancouver, BC, April 4th 2015

 

2015

Georgia Straight Newspaper- Feature in the "Urban Living" section Feb 2015, Vancouver

 

2014

The Cottager Magazine- Feature in Nov 2014 issue and giveaway

 

2014

Etsy Canada & Novus TV - Featured by Etsy Canada "Unwrap Etsy" pop-up & Novus TV video of event, Vancouver, BC

 

2014

WestEnder Newspaper - 3/4-page long special feature in the "Design Files" section of this Vancouver newspaper

 

2014

Grand Designs Magazine UK- Feature in May 2014 issue

 

2014

The Cottager Magazine- Feature in May 2014 issue, and part of a giveaway

 

2014

Homes & Cottages Magazine- Feature in April 2014 issue

 

2014

Western Living Magazine- Feature in March 2014 issue

 

2014

ACF Magazine- Feature in Spring 2014 issue

 

2013

Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC- Featured at Fashion Soiree Gala Dec 2013, Art used on all gala posters and invites. A fine art print was also sold in charitable silent auction at the event

 

2013

Steven & Chris TV Show on CBC- Featured as part of "Etsy Finds" segment on TV Oct 2013

 

2013

Adore Home Magazine, Australia- Feature Oct/Nov 2013 Issue, Page 109

 

2013

Apartment Therapy- Blog feature Sept 2013

 

2013

Where Vancouver Magazine- Feature in June 2013 issue, Page 17

 

Permanent Collections

 

2021

IHG Staybridge Suites, Brand Standard Across All Locations in United States

 

2020

Parc Riverside, DC Residential Building, United States

 

2019

Embassy Suites Perimeter, Atlanta, GA, United States

 

2019

Arlo Midtown, NYC, NY, United States

 

2019

Hilton Hotel, SF Financial District, San Francisco, CA, United States

 

2019

Lake Meadows Leasing Office, Chicago, IL, United States

 

2019

Marriott Hotel, Schaumburg, IL, United States

 

2019

Hilton Hotel, Bay City, MI, United States

 

2019

Westin Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, United States

 

2019

EPM- Escola de Psicanálise do Maranhão, Jardim Renascença, Brazil, Brazil

 

2018

Marriott Hotel, Agoura, CA, United States

 

2018

Eleven40 Apartments, Chicago, IL, United States

 

2018

One Mission Bay, Condo Complex, San Francisco, CA, United States

 

2018

Loews Atlanta Hotel, United States

 

2018

Hyatt Hotel, Bethesda, MD, United States

 

2018

"The Siren" Restaurant, Washington, DC, United States

 

2018

Quarry Place, Tuckahoe NY, United States

 

2017

Embassy Suites by Hilton Arcadia, CA, United States

 

2017

Kimpton Lorien Hotel, Alexandria, VA, United States

 

2017

The Walkway, Chicago, IL, United States

 

2017

AC Marriott Hotel, San Juan Condado, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

 

Gallery Representation

Julia Di Sano is periodically represented by The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery (Vancouver, BC), The Gallery George (Vancouver, BC), The Gallery at Queen's Park (New Westminster, BC), and via ArtWorks BC Gallery (on a custom projects basis).

 

Currently-exhibiting artwork is indicated on listings and is available for sale via the respective galleries.

 

All other listed artwork on this website is available for sale directly from the artist's studio.

Memberships

Julia Di Sano is active member of The Federation of Canadian Artists and The Society of Canadian Artists

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If you see work on my website that you wish to know more about, please get in touch and I'll be happy to assist.

 

For additional information, to discuss a commission or to book a studio visit, please use the contact form, or email address below.

 

And if you are an interior designer/trade, represent a gallery, or otherwise would like to collaborate, please get in touch via your preferred contact method.