This piece was inspired by Matisse, rich blue colours, and nature. In the process of creating, I build up mosaic of colours until it feels organic. My goal is to create a deep expression of landscape at an elemental level, simplifying form to direct the gaze into the intensity of paint; its vibrancy and texture so that the viewer starts to feel the painting beyond the simple observation of familiar object.

- Julia Hacker

Singing Trees, Night

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

35" h x 35" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Julia Hacker
Toronto, Canada

Getting to Know Julia

Julia works from a studio in her home that overlooks a wooded ravine and finds inspiration in the natural order of the universe. Her art draws from many sources of imagery, but consistently possesses a magical and ethereal quality. Whether the image depicts stylized snowfall, glistening flora, or a collaged figure, the work exudes a fleeting element of beauty that transcends reality. Julia primarily creates using painting or illustrated collage. When she paints, she foregoes sketching beforehand, instead allows emotion and intuition to drive the composition. Her collages are influenced by illustration techniques acquired from her Master’s degree in fashion design. Julia likes being able to switch between the two artistic methods, often working simultaneously on multiple projects to keep her creative inspiration fresh and constantly evolving.