Yuliya Martynova was born and raised in Kazakhstan (1980), When Yuliya was 15 the Soviet Union collapsed and she felt her creative aspirations had to be channelled into a more practical legal career. After 10 years working in the oil and wealth management industries, she finally broke apart from the corporate world to be a full-time artist and moved to London in 2005. <br><br>
Yuliya produces paintings with delicate structures and strong narratives picked from her observations of human nature is quintessentially the base of her creative style. Watercolour was her long-standing dominant media though Yuliya often ventures to mix water-based materials with oil and graphite on wood, canvas and paper. Yuliya's work contemplates over the subject of departure. Parting with somebody or something, cognitive state of loosing something valuable such as identity, innocence or childhood. In her seascape collection, she focuses on escaping the city for the idyllic Blue Bay shores. <br><br>
Yuliya is a frequent participant of London art fairs, regular works with interior designers on specific sites and plans to bring more work to the US in the upcoming years. Till March 2018 Yuliya is on residence in Moscow continuing to work two weeks in a month from her London studio.