The 5-star London Marriott West India Quay in the heart of the financial district of Canary Wharf, is hosting an art exhibition by award winning painter Julie Umerle.

The Marriott’s innovative artist-in-residence programme facilitates encounters with exciting contemporary art.

As Bertrand Dijoux, the Marriott’s manager observed: “The gallery space adds yet another dimension to our hotels' offerings. In addition to infusing every gathering with an element of glamour, it brings a little bit of London's iconic culture within our walls for a truly original experience.”

Umerle will be resident artist for a year and during that time she will exhibit a series of abstract paintings which will enhance the experience of guests and visitors alike. In this collection of works, colour and space are used to dramatic effect.

Umerle commented: “I am delighted to be chosen by the London Marriott as artist-in-residence. I look forward to collaborating with them on this exciting project and reaching a new audience with my work.”

American-born artist Julie Umerle studied fine art at Falmouth University, Cornwall before gaining an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in New York. She exhibits extensively in the UK and internationally. Currently, her work is included in a six-month tour of China as part of the ‘Contemporary Masters from Britain’ exhibition.