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Julia Maleeva

Under the Arch

Under the Arch

Oil and cold wax on canvas, 30 x 30 x 4cm, 36 x 36 x 5cm framed, 1kg, £350

Old Fishermen’s Tales V

Old Fishermen’s Tales V

Oil and cold wax on canvas, 40 x 120 x 2cm, 45 x 125 x 4cm framed, 2kg, £950

At the Greengrocers

At the Greengrocers

Oil and cold wax on canvas, 30 x 30 x 4cm, 36 x 36 x 5cm framed, 1kg, £350

Eavesdropping Behind Shutters

Eavesdropping Behind Shutters

Oil and cold wax on box canvas, 150 x 100 x 4cm (box canvas unframed), 6kg, £2,400

Red Houses, Golden Sunset

Red Houses, Golden Sunset

Oil and cold wax on canvas, 94 x 80 x 4cm framed, £1,350

Twins in Turquoise

Twins in Turquoise

CURRENTLY IN NEW YORK Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 x 2cm, 104 x 104 x 4cm framed, 2kg, £1,950

The House Where Madame Blush Used to Live

The House Where Madame Blush Used to Live

CURRENTLY IN NEW YORK Oil on canvas, 76 x 100 x 2cm, 80 x 105 x 4cm framed, 2kg, £1,750

Last Summer's Heat

Last Summer's Heat

CURRENTLY IN NEW YORK Oil on canvas, 100 x100cm box canvas unframed, 2kg, £1,950

Red Houses, Golden Sunset

Red Houses, Golden Sunset

CURRENTLY IN NEW YORK Oil on canvas, 90 x 76 x 2cm, 94 x 80 x 4cm framed, 2kg, £1,600

The Fatty Ox

The Fatty Ox

CURRENTLY IN NEW YORK Oil on canvas, 90 x 90 x 2cm, 94 x 94 x 4cm framed, £1,800

Orange Houses at Noon

Orange Houses at Noon

CURRENTLY IN NEW YORK Oil on canvas, 90 x 90 x 2cm, 94 x 94 x 4cm framed, £1,800

Can you Smell the Rosemary

Can you Smell the Rosemary

CURRENTLY IN NEW YORK Oil and cold wax on canvas, 80 x 94 x 4cm framed

The Windmill in Goult II

The Windmill in Goult II

CURRENTLY IN NEW YORK Oil and cold wax on canvas, 105 x 105 x 4cm framed

Lemon Shadow in Love

Lemon Shadow in Love

SOLD oil and cold wax on box canvas, 150 x 100 x 4cm (box canvas unframed), 6kg

Calm in the Summer

Calm in the Summer

SOLD oil on canvas, 90 x 90 x 2cm, 94 x 94 x 4cm framed, 3kg

Twins in Cobalt

Twins in Cobalt

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 61 x 50 x 2cm, 65 x 55 x 4cm framed, 1kg

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 30 x 30 x 4cm, 36 x 36 x 5cm framed, 1kg

Sound of a Violin

Sound of a Violin

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 30 x 30 x 4cm, 36 x 36 x 5cm framed, 1kg

Four in Love

Four in Love

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 30 x 30 x 4cm, 36 x 36 x 5cm framed, 1kg

The Tavern Around the Corner

The Tavern Around the Corner

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 122 x 92 x 2cm, 126 x 95 x 4cm framed, 2kg

Sun on the Back Alley

Sun on the Back Alley

SOLD oil and cold wax on box canvas, 150 x 100 x 4cm (box canvas unframed), 6kg

The Village Where Bluebeard Used to Dance With Her

The Village Where Bluebeard Used to Dance With Her

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 101 x 76 x 2cm, 106 x 81 x 4cm framed, 2kg

The Warmth of the Orange Breeze

The Warmth of the Orange Breeze

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 120 x 100 x 2cm, 125 x 105 x 4cm framed, 2kg

Summer Vibes I

Summer Vibes I

SOLD oil on canvas, 25 x 25 x 2cm, 39 x 39 x 2cm framed, 1kg

The Little Kitten Just Ran Away

The Little Kitten Just Ran Away

SOLD oil and cold wax on box canvas, 100 x 150cm unframed

Lavender Rain, Chestnut Ice Cream

Lavender Rain, Chestnut Ice Cream

SOLD oil on canvas, 122 x 77 x 4cm, 128 x 83 x 5cm framed, 4kg

Dancing Shadows

Dancing Shadows

SOLD oil and cold wax on box canvas, 100 x 150cm unframed

The Village with Ochre Houses

The Village with Ochre Houses

SOLD oil on canvas, 100 x 150 x 4cm (box canvas unframed), 6kg

Maybe You Are Still in Love?

Maybe You Are Still in Love?

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 126 x 81cm framed

Lunch at Grandmas

Lunch at Grandmas

SOLD oil on canvas, 90 x 90 x 2cm, 94 x 94 x 4cm framed, 3kg

Do You Know Where the Sun Is?

Do You Know Where the Sun Is?

SOLD oil and cold wax on box canvas, 100 x 150cm unframed

The Yellow House

The Yellow House

SOLD oil on canvas, 31 x 31 x 4cm, 36 x 36 x 5cm framed, 1kg

Three Streets Walking in Their Memories

Three Streets Walking in Their Memories

SOLD oil and cold wax on box canvas, 150 x 100cm unframed

Rustic Tan, Aubergine Shadow

Rustic Tan, Aubergine Shadow

SOLD oil on canvas, 31 x 25 x 2cm, 35 x 30 x 3cm framed, 1kg

The Joy of Every Moment

The Joy of Every Moment

SOLD oil on canvas, 31 x 25 x 2cm, 35 x 30 x 3cm framed, 1kg

The Invitation of the Afternoon Sun

The Invitation of the Afternoon Sun

SOLD oil on canvas, 90 x 90 x 2cm, 94 x 94 x 4cm framed, 3kg

Solitary

Solitary

SOLD oil on canvas, 90 x 75 x 2cm, 94 x 80 x 4cm framed, 3kg

Apricot, Rosemary and Lavender

Apricot, Rosemary and Lavender

SOLD oil on canvas, 75 x 90 x 2cm, 80 x 94 x 4cm framed, 3kg

Summer Dream

Summer Dream

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 36 x 36cm framed

A Village Full of Charm

A Village Full of Charm

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 95 x 95 x 4cm framed

Late Afternoon in Katong

Late Afternoon in Katong

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 95 x 95 x 4cm framed

Swee Kee Restaurant

Swee Kee Restaurant

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 50 x 66 x 4cm framed

Sunset in Kampung

Sunset in Kampung

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 80 x 94 x 4cm framed

Did You Lock the Door?

Did You Lock the Door?

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 75 x 90 x 2cm (unframed size)

The Street Where the Opera Singer Used to Live

The Street Where the Opera Singer Used to Live

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 106 x 81 x 4cm framed

The Yellow House Around Corner

The Yellow House Around Corner

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 100 x 150 x 4cm framed

Belfry

Belfry

SOLD oil and cold wax on box canvas, 100 x 150 x 4cm unframed

Red Tavern After the Rain

Red Tavern After the Rain

SOLD oil and cold wax on box canvas, 100 x 150 x 4cm unframed

The Mad Hatter's House is Ready for Tea Party

The Mad Hatter's House is Ready for Tea Party

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 105 x 105cm framed

The Village Full With Gossip

The Village Full With Gossip

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 81 x 66cm framed

Fisherman's Tales III

Fisherman's Tales III

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 124 x 44 x 4cm framed

The Village Full of Tranquility

The Village Full of Tranquility

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 126 x 81 x 4cm framed

Goat in Orange

Goat in Orange

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 30 x 35 x 4cm framed

Twins in Turquoise

Twins in Turquoise

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 55 x 80 x 4cm framed

Orange Shutters, Lavender Ice Cream

Orange Shutters, Lavender Ice Cream

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 94 x 80 x 4cm framed

Goat in Persian Blue

Goat in Persian Blue

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 30 x 35 x 4cm framed

Twins in Mauve

Twins in Mauve

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 55 x 80 x 4cm framed

Sieste in Ochre

Sieste in Ochre

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 80 x 94 x 4cm framed

Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Beach

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 31 x 36 x 4cm framed

Pistachio and Salted Caramel

Pistachio and Salted Caramel

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 100 x 150 x 4cm

Porthzennor Cove

Porthzennor Cove

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 36 x 31 x 4cm framed

Burnt Orange Pipes in Provence

Burnt Orange Pipes in Provence

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 127 x 82cm framed

Warm Feel, Blue Door

Warm Feel, Blue Door

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 79 x 94 x 4cm framed

Bird Nest in Provence

Bird Nest in Provence

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 100 x 100cm, 105 x 105cm framed

Bluebells Church

Bluebells Church

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 125 x 105 x 4cm framed

The Windmill in Goult I

The Windmill in Goult I

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 105 x 105 x 4cm framed

September a Year Ago

September a Year Ago

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 125 x 105cm framed

Ice Cream Shop is Now Open, 122x76cm

Ice Cream Shop is Now Open, 122x76cm

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 127 x 82 x 4cm framed

A Sight Through the Old Window

A Sight Through the Old Window

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 96 x 75cm framed

The Long Way of a Templar

The Long Way of a Templar

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 81 x 106cm framed

A View from the Back Window

A View from the Back Window

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 105 x 105cm framed

Where the Eagles Live

Where the Eagles Live

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 100 x 150 x 4cm

Pink Silence at Noon

Pink Silence at Noon

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 67 x 90cm, 79 x 94 x 4cm framed

Clock Tower in Tourtour

Clock Tower in Tourtour

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 106 x 126 x 6cm framed

Summer Almost Gone, but Fragrance is Still Here

Summer Almost Gone, but Fragrance is Still Here

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 92 x 77 x 3cm framed

Corner House, Lavender Shutters

Corner House, Lavender Shutters

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 106 x 126 x 6cm framed

Tall Buildings Admiring Their Shadows

Tall Buildings Admiring Their Shadows

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 100cm x 120cm x 4cm framed

Misty Houses, Morning Merlin

Misty Houses, Morning Merlin

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 125 x 78 x 3cm framed

Too Bright to Paint in the Studio

Too Bright to Paint in the Studio

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 100 x 120 x 4cm (unframed size)

Pink Fields in Cotswolds

Pink Fields in Cotswolds

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 92 x 122 x 2cm (unframed size)

Open Window With Scent of Rosemary

Open Window With Scent of Rosemary

SOLD oil and cold wax, on canvas, 100cm x 100cm x 4cm framed

Old Fisherman’s Tales II

Old Fisherman’s Tales II

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 120cm x 40cm x 2cm (unframed size), £650

Dancing Colours

Dancing Colours

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 95 x 65cm

Afternoon in Village Full of Silence

Afternoon in Village Full of Silence

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 85 x 85cm

I am Peranakan House

I am Peranakan House

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 85 x 85cm

Sea Food Takeaway

Sea Food Takeaway

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 85 x 85cm

Can you Find the Green Door?

Can you Find the Green Door?

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 85 x 85cm

The Gathering

The Gathering

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 90 x 75 x 2cm (unframed size), £795

Tall Doors, Orange Step

Tall Doors, Orange Step

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 90 x 75 x 2cm (unframed size), £795

Mustard Moss in June

Mustard Moss in June

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 122 x 76 x 2cm (unframed size), £1,150

Mystic Pier

Mystic Pier

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 122 x 76 x 2cm (unframed size), £950

Old Fishermen’s Tales

Old Fishermen’s Tales

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 120 x 40 x 2cm (unframed size), £650

Old Windows Soul

Old Windows Soul

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 90 x 75 x 2cm (unframed size), £795

Shipwreck II

Shipwreck II

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 35 x 30cm, £345

Aubergine Door in Arles

Aubergine Door in Arles

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 75 x 90 x 2cm (unframed size), £795

Summertime

Summertime

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 75 x 90 x 2cm (unframed size), £795

Teal Shutters, Apricot House

Teal Shutters, Apricot House

SOLD oil and cold wax on canvas, 75 x 90 x 2cm (unframed size), £795

Julia was born in Bulgaria in 1974. After receiving her BA in Fine Arts and MA in Architecture, she went to USA where she completed Postgraduate specialisation in Architectural Heritage in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Her graphics and sketches can be seen in the US Library of Congress.

 

Inspired by the works of Willem De Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Sammy Peters since she has been working in the USA, Julia describes her style as abstract expressionism.

Julia has been living and working in Bristol for the last 15 years and now focuses completely on painting from her studio in Clifton.

My painting is a journey between three seas: the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Black Sea. The attempt to bridge the colours of Provence, Cornwall and Black Sea coast, has been a journey between sea, wind, roads, emotions, ink sketches, canvas, paint, light and a viewer. What makes these places special for me is the light, which is very distinctive and specific. These places are around water, and the colours differ because of the magic of light. My art is a deconstruction process of layers of paint waiting to be scraped and then layered back in a different perspective, just to show something more interesting. The way to go backwards discovers to me a unique story, like a detective game to find clues from the past.”

 

Working in oils, Julia is fascinated with the interplay of different perspectives and dimensions, amalgamation of techniques. Exploring two-dimensional relationship with form, colour and texture has always been her main interest. The challenge to maintain the right balance between graphic lines and colours. Influenced by her architectural background often the protagonist is a forgotten old building on a charming cobbled street.

 

“I use cold wax as one of the main ingredients in my paintings, which allows me to create unique textures. Working only with palette knives I often add to the premixed oil/wax substance - Cornish sand, chopped sea weeds, old tea leaves or just scrapes of old paint from my palette. The whole scraping process involves my imagination to reuse everything again into the painting and be able to create a kind of sustainable art. Small bobbles are one of my signatures, made from scrapes and different mixtures. The wax also helps me to establish more translucency to the oil colours. I am ultimately on a journey to create a new fusion of dry point and oil painting, wrapped in cold wax.”

Julia is represented by Carina Haslam Gallery and regularly has very successful shows in London, Singapore and New York.
Julia’s art features in private collections in the UK, France, Germany, New York, Trinidad, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bulgaria.
She has won the People’s Choice Award in the Summer Exhibition in Clifton in 2021.
Julia is associate member of Penwith Society of Arts Cornwall.

 

Solo Exhibitions
My Three Seas, Penwith Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall, 2024
Midsummer Dreams in Yellow, Orange and Lime – Wimbledon Fine Art London, 2023
Translucent Colours – SPRING Cheltenham, 2023

 

2023
Winter Show at Dockside Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Affordable Art Fair Singapore with Carina Haslam Gallery
Affordable Art Fair Battersea with Carina Haslam Gallery
West Bristol Arts Trail, Julia Maleeva Open Studio, Bristol
“Contrast and Connections”, Tarpey Gallery, Castle
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead with Carina Haslam Gallery
Sussex Art Fair
The Decorative Fair, London with Catharine Miller Gallery
FRESH Art Fair, Cheltenham with Little Buckland Gallery
North Somerset Arts Trail, Clifton Suspension Bridge
Affordable Art Fair New York City with Carina Haslam Gallery – SOLD OUT.
APRICITY, Little Buckland Gallery, Cheltenham
Jerram Gallery, Sherborne
Graham Hunter gallery, London


2022

Affordable Art Fair Singapore with Carina Haslam Gallery
Affordable Art Fair Battersea with Carina Haslam Gallery - SOLD OUT
“Winter salon” Graham Hunter Gallery
West Bristol Arts Trail, Bristol
Broadway Arts Festival-Art Competition Exhibition Finalist
BS9 Arts Trail, Bristol
Portside Gallery, Bristol
Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance
The Tyler Gallery, Mousehole
The Moreton Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds
Contemporary Art Fairs, Newbury
Group exhibition SPRING Art Gallery, Cheltenham
Bath Contemporary Artists Fair
Contemporary Art Fairs Surrey Spring
The Lightship Arts Festival, John Sebastian Quay, Bristol
Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School, Street UK
North Street Gallery, Bristol

 

2021
North Street Gallery, Bristol
West Bristol Arts Trail, Bristol
Summer Plein Air Show, Brodilovo, Bulgaria
Clifton Arts Summer Exhibition, Bristol UK - Won the people’s choice award.
Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2022, Compton Verney
Saatchi Art Online Gallery

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