Lot 53

DIRECT ACCESS by Julia Veenstra

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Artist: Julia Veenstra
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 40'' x 40''


Bidding on this artwork will take place at the Live Auction event, Friday, April 5. Tickets available at the link at dvsa.ca. Absentee bids can also be placed in advance – request a form at the school office or email bid@dvsa.ca.


Julia Veenstra is a renowned Canadian artist and entrepreneur known for her lively composition and vibrant use of colour. Having lived in various countries throughout her life, Julia incorporates diverse influences into her impressionistic and representational style—including her time spent as a missionary in Tanzania and Kenya.


Julia’s artistic journey has led her to focus on capturing the vivid landscapes of her native Canada, for which she has gained national recognition. As an entrepreneur, she’s made a significant impact on thousands of artists and collectors worldwide through initiatives like Square Foot Show, Artlabel, and her new gallery, Crown and Press. You can often find Julia in her studio, a converted garage, at her home on Beach Boulevard in Hamilton.


According to Julia: “We all have a moment in time that comforts and reassures us when remembered. A smell that transports us back in time, stirring up emotions of all kinds. I am attracted to those moments that create comfort, those scents that cause a rush of deep memories. As a child, I would dream of home and security, observing the world around me on walks through different neighbourhoods. These moments shaped my understanding of wholeness and peace, both real and imagined."




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