Yulia Lisle was born in Ukraine and grew up in the small town of Odessa. In school, Yulia was given specialist art classes which gave her the opportunity to draw, paint and study art history. After school she continued on her artistic path and studied graphical art at University. Once she completed her degree she got a job as an art teacher at a private school in Odessa, where she had her own studio.
Now living and working in the UK, Yulia loves visiting new places to gain inspiration. Her passion for flowers in the natural environment is clearly expressed on canvas with oil paints – her preferred medium – due to their viscosity, richness, dynamic colours and the connection process with the canvas through the palette knife and brush movement.