Julie is an American-born artist who lives and works in London. She graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City with an MFA in Painting, following a BA (1st Class Hons) in Fine Art from Falmouth University, Cornwall. Umerle makes work that explores the processes of abstract painting. Her practice is an investigation of materials and the perception of the image, combining an experimental approach to materials with precision and thought. Umerle is the recipient of a number of awards from Arts Council England and her work is collected by global brands such as Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale Bank and Pinsent Masons LLP.