Julie Klimentos is a British contemporary abstract artist based in London. A Goldsmith’s alumna, she is influenced by the Abstract Expressionist work of Willem de Kooning, and the Neo-Expressionist work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Julian Schnabel. Her gestural abstraction style of painting exudes a fearless use of vibrant colours and bold brushstrokes. Her greatest inspiration comes from within; an outpouring of energy, something personal and intangible. Her paintings entice the viewer to feel their own interpretation and response. Her creative passion is steeped in her background as an international art educator who lived and worked abroad in South Africa and Egypt for the last two decades.