JOURNAL

Art Journal of Julie Breton abstract painter, view new artwork, studio update & inspiration. | Journal de Julie Breton artiste peintre. Voyez les oeuvres, l'atelier & ce qui m'inspire.

SUMMER ART SALE

 JULIE BRETON ART | FOREBODING

JULIE BRETON ART | FOREBODING

 JULIE BRETON ART | BREAK THROUGH

JULIE BRETON ART | BREAK THROUGH

Originals from the ATMOSPHERE series and many others will be going on sale starting today June 30. You can view many of the pieces and even grab some prints and small originals in Nelson at Bellaflora Studio on Herridge Lane. 

Now is time to get the artwork you've been waiting for. We can ship pretty much anywhere. Sales end on September 30th. Now which one will be yours?


ART EXPLORATION

 JULIE BRETON | ART STUDIO

JULIE BRETON | ART STUDIO

 JULIE BRETON | ART EXPLORATION

JULIE BRETON | ART EXPLORATION

In an attempt to discover and grow as an artist I often experiment with new media, supports and subjects. I work with transparent velum to which I add layers of graphite, acrylic paint, coloured pencil, dry pastel & markers. I see what happens and then adjust from there trying to find new materials, media and subjects to work with.

With a specific subject in mind, I stain raw canvas with dark colours followed by layers of lighter hues. I draw marks with graphite, charcoal, pastel and conté blending them to the previous layers. I even work with gigantic canvases on the grass outide the studio. These all serve one purpose, to open up my mind and become more creative.

You can follow my experiments and discoveries on Instagram.

BELLAFLORA EXHIBITION

 JULIE BRETON ART AT BELLAFLORA

JULIE BRETON ART AT BELLAFLORA

This summer you can see paintings from the ATMOSPHÈRE and ÉMOTIONS series at Bellaflora Studio in Nelson. Take a walk on the wild side and venture onto Herridge Lane just behind Baker Street. You'll see that downtown Nelson's back alleys are filled with fantastic shops, restaurants, galleries and studios.

 JULIE BRETON ART |  EXHIBITION NELSON BC

JULIE BRETON ART |  EXHIBITION NELSON BC

At Bellaflora you can view and purchase original artwork, art prints, gifts, fresh opulant flowers and lush plants. This light filled space alone is worth a visit with it's cathedral ceiling and time worn exposed beams. Another hidden gem in Nelson's historical downtown. Located at 621b Herridge Lane.

BOTANICAL ABSTRACT SERIES

 JULIE BRETON ART | TROPICAL LUST

JULIE BRETON ART | TROPICAL LUST

I am intrigued by the changes that occurred at the beginning of the 20th century and how they brought about the birth of the modern era. I am also fascinated with old buildings. Even more if the building in question is decrepit, abandonned and left for the vegetation to regain it's stake on the land, as for Victrian era glasshouses. I get chills from seeing vintage photos of their opulent grandeur and the social status they came to represent. I imagine them filled to capacity with lush tropicals and rare botanicals competing for light.

 JULIE BRETON ART | NATURAL HISTORY DETAIL

JULIE BRETON ART | NATURAL HISTORY DETAIL

I can't help but think that at the same time, the growth of the industrial revolution was bringing upon new ideology and cultural shifts. And so with time, these impressive structures became a thing of the past. This artwork series depicts the polarization of old and new ideas with lush botanicals surounded by unexpected shapes and colours. You can follow my progress on Instagram.

STYLE AT HOME MAGAZINE

I am beyond excited to see my art featured in the July edition of Style at Home magazine in an article titled The New Modern. See how Joanna Vagelatos decorated around the homeowner's art collection in this elegant newly built home of East Vancouver Kensington-Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood. Interior Design by JV Design Group photography by Janis Nicolay.

This original artwork is available on canvas or as a signed art print.

LIVING WITH ART

 CURATE & DISPLAY | KITCHEN RENO - ART BY  BERIT MOGENSEN LOPEZ

CURATE & DISPLAY | KITCHEN RENO - ART BY BERIT MOGENSEN LOPEZ

How often did you see a fantastic piece of art and thought to yourself "maybe someday"? What if someday could be now? I promise this does not involve visualisation, meditation or changing your entire outlook on life. There are many ways you can incorporate art into your everyday life without investing your next paycheck or digging into your lingerie fund.

My very favorite UK Stylist, Tiffany Grant-Riley a minimal design and slow living virtuoso, has found clever ways to incorporate art into her everyday life. Have a look at her latest project on Curate & Display, a kitchen reno in her very own Victorian Era Chatham House.

  CURATE & DISPLAY  | KITCHEN RENO - ART BY  JULIE BRETON

CURATE & DISPLAY | KITCHEN RENO - ART BY JULIE BRETON

It's all about planning and making the right choices. First she made sure that key items like flooring and paint colour were the absolute perfect shade for her project. Followed by well curated accessories like fantastic French kitchen towells and a Miele coffee maker none the less!

When it came to the artwork, less is more. A perfectly framed print and small original abstract look stunning next to the Nordic Blue shade of the walls and cupboards. They are also easy to switch whenever you feel like a change. With the right frame choice, they look like upscale artwork and you get all the satisfaction and benefits of living an artful life!


HOLIDAY SALE

 JULIE BRETON ART | FOREBODING - PRÉSENTIMENT

JULIE BRETON ART | FOREBODING - PRÉSENTIMENT

As a thank you for all of your support I am having a holiday sale on selected originals. With discounts of 50% and more it is now time to pickup that artwork you've been coveting. Sale ends on January 31st, 2018. Shipping availbe anywhere.

 JULIE BRETON ART | CONTEMPLATION

JULIE BRETON ART | CONTEMPLATION

Pour vous remercier de votre support, je vous offre la chance de vous procurer une toile originale à 50% ou plus. C’est le moment que vous attendiez pour vous procurer la toile que vous convoitez. La vente se termine le 31 janvier 2018. Livraison partout.



Best artist, vote for me!

 JULIE BRETON | TRANSFORMATION

JULIE BRETON | TRANSFORMATION

 JULIE BRETON | ABSTRACT DETAIL

JULIE BRETON | ABSTRACT DETAIL

I am a semi-finalist in the 2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. Vote for me each day from Sept 14th to Nov 7th and I'll get a chance to be featured at the art event SCOPE Miami Beach. Merci!

Je suis finaliste pour le concours Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series 2017. Votez pour moi chaque jour du 14 septembre au 7 novembre pour me donner la chance de participer à l'évènement artistique SCOPE Miami Beach. Merci!



PRÉMONITION

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This painting from the Émotions series inspired by the classic French novel Madam Bovary is one of my favorites. I had been searching for the perfect title for a few days when, on the eve of my 29th birthday (give or take a few years), a meteorite entered the atmosphere passing over Nelson to crash in the mountains nearby. It produced a flash of light and a deafening rumble only Thor could be proud of. The next morning I knew this painting should be called Premonition. This can only mean that the next 45 years will be amazing. Hold on to your hat Picasso!

Cette peinture de la série Émotions, inspirée par le roman classique Madame Bovary, est une de mes préférées. J'étais à la recherche d'un titre depuis quelques jours quand, à la veille de ma fête, une météorite est entrée dans l'atmosphère au-dessus de Nelson pour atterrir dans les montagnes un peu plus loin. Cet événement atmosphérique a produit un éclat de lumière intense et un grondement digne de Thor. Le lendemain, je savais que cette peinture devait s'appeler Prémonition. Je crois que mes 45 prochaines années seront les meilleures. Picasso j'arrive!