about my work

All paintings, prints, cards and designs are created by myself, Julieanne Murphy-Steedman in my home studio at the little log house outside Sudbury, Ontario or at my cottage studio on Manitoulin Island. I spend a great deal of my time dreaming, thinking, and creating each piece of work. 

My prints are printed with archival grade pigment inks on high quality heavyweight card stock or artist quality archival matte paper. This process ensures the highest quality prints, long-lasting vibrant colours with museum like quality.  Prints and original works  are signed on the front of each piece. 


Items will ship within 3 - 5 business days. I will notify you if there are any delays. 
I ship prints and cards with Canada Post regular mail. Original pieces are shipped with Canada Post expedited parcel with tracking. If you would like insurance please contact me before you place your order so I can calculate any additional fees that might be added to your purchase.

I do ship internationally but cannot guarantee your package will arrive by a certain date. Please allow 2–4 weeks for international delivery. This is an estimate only and will vary by destination, time of year and customs. Heirloom Island is not responsible for possible duties / taxes and shipping delays at customs borders.

I aim to have your package reach your hands in excellent condition by packaging items in bubble wrappers with cardboard backing & eco-friendly cello sleeves. Depending on the size of the work, I sometimes also use cardboard tubes. 


I very much enjoy custom orders (maps, original works of art) so please do contact me and we can discuss making something that's personal and perfect for you. Please email me at Julieanne@heirloomisland.com or message me in the ‘contact’ section. 


I would be happy to hear from you regarding wholesale and consignment opportunities. Please email me at Julieanne@heirloomisland.com or message me in the ‘contact’ section of my shop if you are interested in carrying items from Heirloom Island in your shop. 


I source supplies for creating my products close to home (like down the road at a local mill). All materials are from and support Canadian companies, and my artwork is printed right here in Northern Ontario. My product packaging is recyclable, cards and prints are packaged in compostable plastic sleeves. Ever since I won an award in the third grade for starting a recycling program at our school, I've been a firm believer in the three environmental R's (plus the fourth one, being REALLY awesome!)


Please know that all works represented in my shop are original designs and that I, Julieanne Murphy-Steedman have designed and created them. I spend a lot of time planning and creating each work and I ask you to please respect my work and do not copy it. 

Photos of my work are mainly taken by the very talented Cara Song of Cara Song Photography. If you are looking for a photographer in the Sudbury & North Bay area I highly recommend her. Find her at www.carasong.com

I am happy to have you share photos from my website & shop on Pinterest, Instagram and blogs, just be sure to link back to my shop or site. 

Thank-you and have a lovely day!