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.
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 Matisse, Kline, De Kooning, Frankenthaler, Soulages & 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 Dries Van Noten Fashion show.
Dreaming of Traveling to Paris, Iceland and painting in England.