BIO

Julie Breton artist statement & bio, Nelson BC

“Art lets me see the unseen. It grounds me while setting me free. 

I chose to work with abstracts for it allows me spontaneity and freedom. I am not concerned with form but with colour and composition. My artwork is very dynamic, both in it’s execution and result. You can often perceive the motion in each stroke.
 

Art lets me see the unseen. It grounds me while setting me free.

In search of spontaneity and freedom, I am not concerned with form but with colour and composition. My artwork is very dynamic, both in it’s execution and result. You can often perceive the presence and motion of each stroke.

Inspired by literature, music and the landscape, I strive to convey energy and emotion capturing a series of moments in time.
 
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Occupation  Artist and Graphic Designer.

Location  Nelson, BC, Canada.

Origins  French Canadian

Inspiration  Art, history, landscape, literature & music.

Why paint?  To fulfill an almost instinctual need to leave a mark, to alter, to create.

Current obsession  French literature, Europe, new materials, moss and decay.

Favourite paint colour  Crimson or anything red. It adds a fantastic vibrancy.

Most used paint colour  Prussian blue hue, Naples yellow light.

Favourite artist  Kline, De Kooning, Diebenkorn, Frankenthaler & Koen van den Broek.

Guilty pleasure  Finding insane alternate titles for my artwork.

I would like to...  Have the patience to read all the French classics.

On my night stand  Colette and You must change your life by Rachel Corbett.

Favourite city  Old Québec city and Paris, bien sûr!

Wild aspiration  Seeing my art used in a Karl Lagerfeld Fashion show.

Dreaming of  Traveling to Paris, Iceland and painting in England.