I approach each new work with the idea that I want people to sense it rather than just see it, in much the same way music is felt and not simply heard. If my work speaks to people on an emotional level then I have achieved what I set out to do
I prefer to work with oil paint because it is a classic and time proven medium, my use of vibrant colors helps to enhance the emotional message of my work
Julia approaches each new work with an open mind. Believing that art is a reflection of the artist’s attitude and it is more important how you paint rather than what you paint, she is able to find inspiration in unusual places.
Early on in her career Julia experimented with watercolor, however she prefers oil as it allows her to incorporate intricate details in her work. Through the use of vibrant, precise colors, textures and lines she is able to highlight the emotional message of each piece.
Julia Klimova was born in southwest Russia; her early childhood was happy, filled with laughter and inspiration. As far back as she can remember art was always a part of her life. She was able to use her artwork to open doorways to other places and escape into them while painting. Her mother always encouraged her to explore her surroundings, to find inspiration in the smallest details and to paint what she felt.
Julia is not drawn to any one particular subject, at any time she can have multiple genres on the go. Painting an abstract piece on one easel while putting the finishing touches on a still life on the other. This freedom has allowed her to adapt to her surroundings and to find inspiration everywhere.
Julia went to school to study Fine Arts and upon graduation worked as an Interior Designer. It wasn’t until she moved to North America that she took on art as a full time career. After a brief stay in Tennessee, Julia moved with her family to Southern Ontario where she now resides.
Julia’s work can be found in galleries and private collections in Canada, Great Britain and the United States.