Julia Maleeva

Summertime

Summertime

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

Did You Lock the Door?

Did You Lock the Door?

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

Too Bright to Paint in the Studio

Too Bright to Paint in the Studio

Oil and cold wax on canvas, 100 x 120 x 4cm (unframed size), £1,150

Old House I

Old House I

Oil and cold wax on canvas, 50 x 50 x 2cm (unframed size), £350

Mystic Pier

Mystic Pier

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

Aubergine Door in Arles

Aubergine Door in Arles

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

The Gathering

The Gathering

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

Teal Shutters, Apricot House

Teal Shutters, Apricot House

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

Old Fishermen’s Tales

Old Fishermen’s Tales

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

Old Windows Soul

Old Windows Soul

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

Old House II

Old House II

Oil and cold wax on canvas, 50 x 50 x 2cm (unframed size), £350

Tall Doors, Orange Step

Tall Doors, Orange Step

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

Pink Fields in Cotswolds

Pink Fields in Cotswolds

Oil and cold wax on canvas, 92 x 122 x 2cm (unframed size), £1,150

Mustard Moss in June

Mustard Moss in June

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

Somewhere in Devon

Somewhere in Devon

Oil and cold wax on canvas, 61 x 51 x 2cm (unframed size), £395

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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. This work was commissioned by the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record and involved architectural surveys and drawings of historic bridges and factories. The papers from this project are kept in the American Library of Congress. 
 

She has lived in Bristol, UK since 2008.

In her more than 20 years career as an architect and interior designer, Julia has successfully completed many projects, residential conversions and renovations, and interior design projects in Bulgaria, UK, Romania, Germany.  In the last few years she has returned to fine art full time and is working in her own studio in Bristol.

Most of Julia’s work is inspired by her travels around the South West of England, French Provence and rural Bulgaria, involving a lot of drawing, sketching, en plein air painting. Influenced by her architectural background often the protagonist is a forgotten old building or a sleepy bridge. 

Inspired by the works of Willem De Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Sammy Peters since she has been living in USA, Julia describes her style as abstract expressionism. Working in oils, Julia is fascinated with the interplay of different perspectives and dimensions, amalgamation of techniques and has been exploring new fusion of drypoint and oil painting, wrapped in cold wax.


Julia says about her work: "Art for me is a deconstruction process of layers of paint waiting to be scraped and laid out in a different perspective, just to become a witness of something more interesting. The way I am going backwards I am discovering a unique story, like a detective game to find clues from the past."

Since 2019 Julia is successfully exhibiting in art galleries and art fairs around the UK:

 

-  Carina Haslam Gallery
-  Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance 
-  Graham Hunter Gallery, London
-  The Tyler Gallery, Mousehole 
-  Spring Gallery, Cheltenham 
-  The Moreton Gallery, Cotswolds 
-  Portside Gallery, Bristol
-  North Gallery, Bristol

She won the People Choice Award in Clifton Art Summer Exhibition, Bristol 2021.

Associate member of Penwith Society of Arts Cornwall 
Committee member of Clifton Art Club in Bristol
Her artwork, art installations and murals are featured in private homes in the UK and Bulgaria, and in the archives of the Library of Congress, USA.