Art blog of Julie Breton abstract painter. See new original artwork, studio updates, inspiration and art show news from Nelson BC.
I really enjoyed working with Flaubert's literary master piece, Madame Bovary, to achieve a series of layered abstract paintings reminiscent of the French country site, love, lust and all their intricacies.
Emotions is a new painting series inspired by Gustave Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary. The novel takes place in 19th century provincial France and follows Emma
I am currently working on a series inspired by the French novel Madame Bovary from Gustave Flaubert. Using charcoal, conté, pastel and acrylic paint I built layers
This year I am resolved to discover a sketching method that works for me. I usually work on large scale canvases that offer me freedom of movement and can withstand
Lately I have been obsessed with mixing green, olive and teal colours in search of the perfect shade to add to my Émotions painting series. I am inspired by moss, lichen
I often like to switch working from very large canvases to very small ones. I find working on a small scale, in a series, quite freeing. Each is unique and made from the
This Spring, I have been chosen as a new artist at one of Canada's top interior design store; The Cross Decor & Design in Vancouver's Yaletown. You can find my latest
Inpired by a poem from turn-of-the-century Montréal poet Emile Neligan The Golden Ship, I created a series of four 8"x8" paintings.
THE SHIP OF GOLD - Émile Nelligan
It was a great ship built of solid gold:Its masts reached to the skies on uncharted seas;
On April 14th, I had the chance to speak with CBC Marie Villeneuve on the radio show Phare Ouest. The live interview at the CBC Vancouver studio covered my
Atmosphère is a new exhibition inspired by the cloudy mountain winter sky of British-Colombia. It explores the similarities between atmospheric conditions and emotions.
I am lucky enough to live in a majestic part of the world, next to glacial lakes, snowy mountain peaks and magnificent ancient trees. Here we can hike to glaciers
Exasperated with Madame Bovary's character in Gustave Flaubert's classic French novel, I was inspired to paint an abstract with colours reminding me of that era. The result
I am constantly intrigued by the ever changing blues of the sky, water and landscape. With this series I wanted to explore different blue colours and how they interact with
I've always wanted to paint something big. This Spring, I was given the opportunity to show in a large space with extra tall victorian walls. So I set out to make a 60" by 60"
British Columbia was created in February on a cloudy mountain day. Out of frustration, after a few failed attempts, I painted over the entire area in light purple.