Julia Maleeva

Julia Maleeva ArtistOriginally from Bulgaria, Julia has been living and working in Bristol for the last fifteen years. She has a BA in Fine Art and MA in Architecture, as well as having completed Postgraduate specialisation in Pennsylvania USA. Julia’s graphics and sketches can be seen in the US Library of Congress.

In her twenty year career as an architect and designer Julia has completed many projects, conversions and renovations in Bulgaria, UK, Germany and Romania.

In the last few years Julia has returned to full time art and works in her studio in Bristol, working mainly with oils, and using different media and textures. An important ingredient for Julia’s work is cold wax, giving endless opportunities for different creations.

“I am inspired by old structures, objects with memories, landscapes with feelings. All my sources are from my travels around the South West and abroad. Art for me is a deconstruction process of layers of paint waiting to be scraped and laid out in a different perspective. The way I am going backwards I am discovering a unique story, like a detective game to find clues from the past.

Exploring two-dimensional relationship with form, colour and texture has always been my main interest. The challenge is to maintain the right balance between graphic lines and colours. I am ultimately trying to create a new fusion of dry point and oil painting, using different media and textures.”

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