Julia Soderholm is an artist & art educator based on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, also known as Vancouver, British Columbia. 

My work explores themes of perception and presence in nature with a focus on colour, texture, and light. My practice is primarily concerned with recording my perceptual experiences through painting, combining loose observation with luminous colour.

Like the sound of two voices singing, I am interested in interweaving layers of imagery, with leaf and stem motifs nodding to the tangled gardens of my imagination. Colour relationships work to advance and recede elements of the work, inviting long looking as one sifts through the botanical forms. My approach to each painting is inquiry based, and rooted in questions of colour, exploration of space, and the playful making of marks.