Born in 1974, Julia Maleeva is a landscape and cityscape artist. She obtained a BA in Fine Art and MA in Architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria and completed Postgraduate specialisation in Pennsylvania USA. Her graphics and sketches can be seen in the US Library of Congress. Julia has been living and working in Bristol for the last fifteen years. During her career as an architect, Julia completed many projects, conversions and renovations in Bulgaria, the UK, Germany and Romania, but she now focuses completely on painting. She takes inspiration from the colours, light and textures of the world, often focusing on buildings and urban views. She explores her subjects in an involved process of painting, drawing and applying wax to the surface. Julia works in oils and aims to create a fusion of dry point and painting, using a variety of media and textures.
“For me art is a deconstruction process with layers of paint waiting to be scraped and laid out in a different perspective…. Exploring two dimensional relationship between form, colour and texture has always been my main interest."
Julia's artwork is held in private collections and galleries in the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bulgaria. She is won the People’s Choice Award in the Summer Exhibition Clifton Arts in 2021.