Julie Poulin Fine Art



I have been studying the Masters with Bob Grant in Ottawa since 2015. Bob has taught me to draw, perspective, the technicalities of colour and to be precise and confident. Let's not forget that he also thought me the joys of Plein Air painting!

I started painting in pastels in 2018 and was immediately amazed at these colourful little sticks. I have been learning pastel painting with Marla Baggetta from Oregon, USA since the summer of 2020. I have also completed her Color College workshop.


  • 2021 Ottawa Art City
  • 2020 Creative Café
  • 2019 Creative Café


  • Pastel Artists of Canada
  • Arteast Ottawa


Since a young age, I have devoted an ungodly number of hours mastering the piano, songwriting and arranging. I have studied at the University of Ottawa in Music. My passion for music is such that I would listen (and still do) to the same song over and over to understand its essence. I isolate one instrument or one harmony, until I know each note. Then I play or sing it just to prove that I can before moving onto the next song. I'm sure this drove my parents crazy!

Interestingly, I have always admired the pull of colour in nature such as the dynamic of green leaves against a bright blue sky.

Painting to me is synonymous to music and to the joy of walking my dogs in the woods: it takes me out of my everyday and pulls me into a different world.

While painting Calm Strength, a painting of my deceased rescue dog Sally, I knew that I had captured her as she was staring right back at me from the canvas. I get chills to this day when I look at that painting.

This is why I love painting.