Julia Balfour is an abstract painter that uses form as a trace of her experiences that are influenced by colour. Her abstract paintings reflect her view on the importance of colour in its most elegant and purest form. She uses watercolour to develop layers and relies on colour to construct its own shape and find its place in a composition.

Julia graduated from the Drawing and Painting program from OCAD university in Toronto. She has shown her work in local galleries, at Art Toronto, and displays her work in interior design showrooms across the city. 

She currently works from her studio in Toronto.


2018 | BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto


2019 | Hollace Cluny Artist Show, Toronto

2019 | Ojibway Art Show, Georgian Bay

2019 | Art Gems Emerging Artists Silent Auction, Toronto

2019 | The Gathered Gallery, Window Display, Toronto

2018 | Get Noticed Exhibition, Red Head Gallery, Toronto

2018 | Experiencing Perspectives Exhibition, Mercedes- Benz Financial, Mississauga 

2018 | Art Toronto, Canada's International Art Fair

2018 | Emerging Artist Juried Exhibition, Ontario Society of Artists, Etobicoke

2018 | Upstart Exhibition, The Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto 

2018 | Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University

2018 | The Big Draw Event Auction, OCAD University 

2017 | Una Piccola Scintilla, OnArt Gallery, Florence, Italy 

2016 | Open Studio OCAD Florence Campus, Italy


The Lighthouse Tower, Toronto. The Daniels Corporation. Oni One.

Tatar Art Projects

Publications & Media

2020 | House and Home

2020 | Ninth Editions Journal Interview and Studio Tour

2018 | Featured in Experiencing Perspectives Catalogue, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

2018 | Featured in the PRAXIS Catalogue, OCAD University 

2018 | Cut It Out, Dorothy H. Hoover Library


2018 | Third Place Award, Ontario Society of Artists Juried Exhibition 

2018 | Fred Hagan "Passion in Painting" Award