Born and raised in Paris, France, award-winning artist Flo de Bretagne moved to the Bay Area ten years ago. Her paintings are shown on both continents and are part of private and corporate collections. Bretagne’s paintings represent magnificent peacocks, lush gardens, and blooming flowers. They’re filled with energy and uplifting colors. They make you feel happy.
Bretagne’s inspiration surely finds its roots in her childhood: the family house where she grew up had colorful wallpapers portraying wild animals in lush gardens, and paintings of her ancestors depicted majestic persons. Her move to California brought a new layer to her artwork: the stunning Californian landscapes with extraordinary trees, colorful butterflies, and varied plants, all are represented in Bretagne’s paintings today.
Besides her work in the studio, Bretagne has painted more than 60 murals throughout the Bay Area in the last 6 years. It has considerably widened her artistic experience and the scope of her work. “I was first drawn to these projects by the larger scale,” she says, “and soon realized that the scope of this new work was also much larger. By reaching thousands of families, teachers, members of the community or local firms who participated in the work, it was way more challenging and more exciting. I am passionate about inspiring youth and promoting educational values. I often represent a school’s core values or role models such as Malala and Cesar Chavez.”
Whether through her mural projects or a private tour of her studio that she would be happy to give you, Bretagne always enjoys meeting art lovers and collectors, sharing with them her inspiration, her passion, and a little bit more background about her work.
You can contact her at 650 269 7944 and preview her work on her website.
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Quotes from the Artist:
Inspirations: All of my paintings are about joy and optimism, the beauty of creation and fruitfulness of anyone’s life.
I like playful, silly things, witty creations that come directly from the heart.
Technical Perspectives: I use both mostly. What I like with acrylics is that it’s immediate, you can get some big areas of bold colors at once, like Matisse when he was cutting papers and putting them together
Interview With Florence de Bretagne