Julia Shure is primarily a figurative and portrait artist who also enjoys painting flowers. She creates vibrant and vulnerable paintings that always capture the essence of her subject. Primarily working in oil, Julia also uses ink, oil stick, pencil crayon and decoupage to create her work, which are usually quite large in size, averaging four to five feet high. Typography is an important element in Julia's work, and along with canvas, she uses gessoed found wood panels and plywood to paint on. She lives in Toronto, Canada, and works in her studio where she is either engaged in commissioned paintings, or works on her own projects. Julia has taught both children and adults fine art at various institutions and has exhibited in several galleries and shows. Her work is also in private collections.