Bluebell Woods by Yulia Allan

It is that time of the year when these beauties are starting to appear everywhere so it’s no surprise that “Bluebell Woods” by Yulia Allan caught our eyes as our artwork of the week. We talked with Yulia about the inspiration and creative process which made us love this artwork even more.


Yulia Allan studio
Yulia Allan’s studio

Where did the inspiration come from for this piece?

I adore spring with its flowers, sounds and smells. We always take our dog for a run and play in the woods. Sometimes the places you thought you know so well can surprise you with such discoveries as pockets of snowdrops or bluebells. That’s what happened when we were walking in one of “our “ woods. We just took a path we didn’t know and we found this explosion of gorgeous purple colour. Needless to say, I could not wait to paint such a beautiful spring present.

What is the creative process when creating your vibrant colourful art?

All my paintings are really bright, dramatic and colourful. I paint in oils and I am really fascinated by natural shades, contrasts, textures etc.

In my paintings, I try to capture my own mood and mix this with the mood nature presents for me to paint.

Every painting is unique for me because I put my soul and passion into every artwork and I never know where my imagination and nature’s inspiration will take me next…

How long would this work have taken you?

I paint really slow, also oil is a very slow drying paint. So I have to wait for the layers of paint to dry before I can start working again. Also, I  do pay a lot of attention to the details in my work. It often takes me weeks before I finish a painting. Like any creative person, I can never be 100% satisfied with the result but I guess this is what makes us move forward and get better.

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