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.

GALLERY MATTHIEU DUBUC PARIS

MATTHIEU DUBUC GALLERY PARIS

MATTHIEU DUBUC GALLERY PARIS

JULIE BRETON | GLACIER MACBETH

JULIE BRETON | GLACIER MACBETH

I am now represented by the Matthieu Dubuc Gallery in Paris. This prestigious gallery works with international artists showing it’s interest for diverse artistic views and cultures.

I am honnored to see my art next to the work of great artists I admire like Piotr Strelnik, Daoud and Diana Sanchez to name a few. All together, the gallery represents more than 15 sculptors and painters following them along their various artistic careers.

J’ai la chance de faire partie des artistes représentés par la galerie Matthieu Dubuc à Paris. La galerie met à l’honneur les œuvres d’artistes internationaux démontrant son intérêt pour différents courants et cultures.

Je suis honorée de voir mes oeuvres cotoyées celles d’artistes de grande renommé que j’admire comme Piotr Strelnik, Daoud et Diana Sanchez. La galerie représente plus d’une quinzaine d’artistes sculpteurs et peintres et collabore avec eux tout au long de leur carrière artistique.

COLLAGES & DRAWINGS NOW AVAILABLE

JULIE BRETON ART | COLLAGE & DRAWING

JULIE BRETON ART | COLLAGE & DRAWING

JULIE BRETON ART | MINIMAL BOTANICAL DRAWING

JULIE BRETON ART | MINIMAL BOTANICAL DRAWING

The minimal botanical drawings and collages from the GLASSHOUSE & PARIS series are now availbale on the website. These are made on Transluscent Yupo paper and come with interchangeable neutral gray background.

Most of them are 11”x14” making them ideal for framing. They look great on their own, as a group or part of a gallery wall.

Please inquire if you see something you like.

ABSTRACT ART EXPERIMENTS

JULIE BRETON ART | ABSTRACT PAINTING

JULIE BRETON ART | ABSTRACT PAINTING

JULIE BRETON ART | WORK IN PROGRESS

JULIE BRETON ART | WORK IN PROGRESS

I am taking a breather from my regular art practice to experiment with new support and media. It is very exciting to work with translucent Yupo paper as well as rag paper which is proving to be more difficult. With these study, I am hoping to break through to a more intuitive style of painting.

I am purposely moving away from representational work all together to explore form and colour. I want to discover where intuition will take me as oposed to concern myself with aesthetics. You can follow my progress on Instagram below.

BOTANICAL DRAWINGS

JULIE BRETON ART | ABSTRACT DRAWING

JULIE BRETON ART | ABSTRACT DRAWING

JULIE BRETON ART | BOTANICAL DRAWING

JULIE BRETON ART | BOTANICAL DRAWING

Inspired by Victorian Era Glasshouses I started to draw and paint on transluscent Yupo paper. I like the transparency I get with this support and how it reacts to the different media I experiment with. I create imaginary landsacpes and botanical worlds using charcoal, graphite, pastel, acrylic paint, ink and even collage.

Because the paper is translucent the artwork and it’s colours are finally revealed when backed with a neutral grey or colorful cardstock. You can follow this series progress on Instagram.

ART RELEASE

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 available for online sale starting today June 30, 2018. You can view many of the pieces and even grab some prints and small originals in Nelson at Bellaflora Studio on Herridge Lane. 

The series explores the similarities between emotions and atmospheric conditions. It has been created mostly during the stormy British-Columbia winter months.

GLASSHOUSE 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 Victorian 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 | GLASSHOUSE SERIES - LUSH

JULIE BRETON ART | GLASSHOUSE SERIES - LUSH

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 below.

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 abstract painting on the right, titled Madame Bovary, is inspired from the French literary classic by Gustave Flaubert.

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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

JULIE BRETON ART | PRÉMONITION ABSTRACT PAINTING

JULIE BRETON ART | PRÉMONITION ABSTRACT PAINTING

JULIE BRETON ART | PRÉMONITION DETAIL

JULIE BRETON ART | PRÉMONITION DETAIL

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 16 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 bérêt 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 rare 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.

SUMMER ART SHOWS

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.

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