Paintings by Julian Meagher

[ These images appear courtesy of the Artist and Edwina Corlette Gallery]

Julian Meagher


Home for the Holidays


I finished up my semester in Toronto and am home for the holiday break. It’s nice to be back in Winnipeg. Even though it is one of the coldest cities on earth, it is still my home, and I love it.  Despite the cold, Winnipeg winters have a festive snowy wonderland charm. I’ve been trying to spend my time at home eating/drinking at my favourite spots and with my favourite people, and I thought I’d share some of my images from my holiday so far.

Home for the Holidays




Paintings by Wayne Thiebaud

I’m extremely fond of Wayne Thiebaud. I was first introduced to his work in 2008, in my first year drawing class at university. I was 17 years old and absolutely delighted by the slides my professor showed our class. Thiebaud’s paintings are consistently exquisite. They’re rich in colour and texture, the painterly quality itself is delectable, never mind the subject matter. I am especially amused by how he goes about creating shadow in all of his work. These are a few examples of my favourite pieces of his; from 1960’s on.

Yorkville Field Trip


My class went on a field trip to Yorkville in Toronto this afternoon to check out the window and in-store displays of the luxury & high end retailers this season. We started at Anthropologie, made our way to Free People, Teatro Verde, Harry Rosen, Kate Spade, Pottery Barn, Burberry, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Williams Sonoma. It was a lovely day. Here are some images I took of our adventure.

[above] two cavalier spaniel ceramic jars @ Anthropologie in Yorkville, Toronto


Vino @ 7 West Cafe in Toronto


Love this rabbit cookie jar @ anthro


more beautiful ceramics @ anthropologie


glittery festive skirts


My beauitful friend, Kelsie, street stylin’ like mad





Delicious looking Christmas Ornaments @ Teatro Verde

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above three images I took at Free People

Turkish Kilim & Persian Rugs


One thing I wish I had money for when I was living in Turkey was a Turkish carpet. They were handmade and beautiful, (and also wildly expensive). A dream would be to go back one day and bring one home.  Whenever I’ve traveled, I’ve made a point of picking up little tchotchkes, small ceramics, instruments, and just little things I think will work in my space. I like to surround myself with these attractive little reminders of fun trips and good memories with friends & family. This post is an ode to these rugs. Because I’m interested in interior design, home staging, photostyling etc, these images exemplify what a perfect staple they make to any home decor scenario.

Paintings by Wanda Koop

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These are examples of work by Wanda Koop. Like myself, Wanda is from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and a fellow University of Manitoba, School of Art Graduate. I am quite fond of her work, and she’s certainly a role-model as a female contemporary Canadian artist. I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Wanda a few years ago when I worked at a local art supplier. What I am most captured by in terms of her painting, is her colour palette. She pairs subtle, neutral tones with fluorescents so effortlessly. These are some examples of my favourite pieces of hers. To see more, I’ve listed her website at the end of this post.

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