Julia was born in Odessa, Ukraine and came to Melbourne in her late thirties with her family. She is classically trained in piano and music theory, and is a teacher of both. Julia took an interest in fine art later in life, trained her skills in various media and gradually developed her own unique style.
Julia finds inspiration in art that stimulates her imagination, particularly the works of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and M. C. Escher. She was also influenced by various forms of oriental art which focus on graphical patterns, as well as fractal patterns. However, it is from nature itself that Julia draws her ideas and artistic concepts, which she translates onto canvas into organic lines and shapes, and fantastical color combinations. She claims these are a reflection of our subconscious mind and its connection to nature. In her words: “Art is a form of thought fostered by intuition.”
Julia’s works have been exhibited at various galleries around Australia and abroad.