I am a professional fine art painter originally from Tobolsk in Western Siberia, Russia, now based in West Yorkshire. I graduated with distinctions from Omsk University for my Fine Art degree. I then greatly enjoyed my Masters in Painting in the UK which I completed with distinctions in 2002.

I usually work from my studio at the Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield, south of Leeds, UK or paint outdoors at various locations depending on the season. I exhibit my paintings through out the UK and abroad including the Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Society of Painters in Water colour, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Society of Women Artists in London and National Watercolour Exhibitions in Russia.

I also enjoy sharing creative knowledge with my students. I have extensive teaching experience since graduating and have worked with all age groups. I get especially excited to inspire my youngest pupils at the Primary School level. We have produced some amazing artwork based on Climate Change in 2014-15, as well as international projects (Chengdu, China) funded by the British Council. I continue to teach workshops for children on Saturdays at the Creative Arts Hub, Mirfield and receive invitations to design and run unique art projects tailored to the needs of local schools (Primary and Secondary).

Over the last 6 years I have set up my own painting workshops and teach various short and long term painting/ drawing courses for adults (check out my current workshops in the Latest News section). If you are an art group and would like to book a one day Masterclass I will be more than happy to hear from you.

To contact me or to arrange a studio visit please use the details at the top of the page or the enquiry box below.

Latest News

6 - 13 July Holmfirth Artweek, I will be exhibiting my work and doing demonstrations;

13-14 July Mirfield Art Festival and Open Studios Event at Creative Arts Hub;

17 July Summer Art Fair, Dane Royd Primary School - with all the proceedings going to fund the School's art projects in 2019-20;

30 Aug - 22 Sep Great North Art Show 2019, Ripon.


Here are the courses and venues where I will be teaching this Summer - Autumn 2019.

Creative Arts Hub, Mirfield, www.creativeartshubmirfield.com

Tuesdays Hot drinks, materials provided and free street parking, 10.00am - 3.00pm.

24 Sep - 29 Oct Discover and Develop Watercolour 5 week DAY course 200;

5 Nov - 3 Dec Discover and Develop Watercolour 5 week DAY course 200;

10 Dec Christmas themed Watercolour project 1 DAY 45.


York Art and Crafts, Copmanthorpe www.yorkartandcrafts.com

10.00 - 3.00, free parking, hot drinks, light snacks and materials provided.

MON 8 Jul Get inspired by David Tress atmospheric landscaped! Acrylic painting 45;

WED-THU 10-11 Jul - Composition in painting, practical 2 day course 90;

MON 15 Jul Painting on Plein-air with WATERCOLOUR (1 day) 45;

SAT 20 Jul (10.00 - 4.00) - Develop your own work 50;

TUE 23 Jul Painting on Plein-air with ACRYLIC (1 day) 45;

SAT 28 Sep (10.00 - 4.00) - Develop your personal work 50.


Leeds City College, Leeds www.leedscitycollage.ac.uk

Wednesdays Autumn term: 9, 16, 23 Oct, 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov, 4, 11, 18 Dec; materials provided.

18.00 - 20.30 Discover and Develop Acrylic Painting 10 week course (200).

Thursdays Autumn term: 10, 17, 24 Oct, 7, 14, 21, 28 Nov, 5, 12, 19 Dec; materials provided. 

18.20 - 20.50 Discover and Develop Watercolour 10 weeks (200).


New venue!!! Grays Court in York (gorgeous views of the Castle Wall, York Minster and the Treasures House) has invited me back to continue with awe-inspiring plein-air painting workshops in their most beautiful gardens.

One Monday morning per month: 13 May, 17 June, 22 July, 12 August, 16 September, between at 9.00 - 12.00, fee 30. Limited spaces available, please contact me directly if you wish to book your place.

Contact Julia