Thursday, February 26, 2009

Anne-Julie Aubry

I'm doing a wee series of artist interviews based on the colours of the rainbow! It has been a fun project. What impact did each colour have on the artist's life. What is the strongest memory or association with it.

Spiral of Dream

My first interview is with Anne-Julie Aubry a young artist who lives in the south of France. Her exquisite work is luscious and mysterious. You can see more art at her etsy shop TheNebulous Kingdom and read her blog here. Ann-Julie's sometimes dark but always whimsical work is also available on skins for Ipods, Iphones, Laptops (Mac and Pc), Netbooks and now Nintendo DS Lite at

Mon Petite Monde

Springtime Blossom

Here are her colours:)

"Oh thank you for inviting me in such a great experience, it's definitely a really great little game about our memories. I love it! "

Red - I think of poppies, always poppies because I love to draw or paint them. I've always been in love with these flowers, like an obsession since my youngest age.

Orange - Orange is the color of Etsy. I cannot think of anything else, Etsy came in mind instantly. I'm very addicted to this website, it's also my community and running a shop here is my full time job.

Yellow - One of the first car of my parents was yellow. It was a fun one, from a German brand to avoid any details, in a funny and gorgeous lemon-yellow color. I loved this car, I have very good memories of it.

Green - Is the color I'm very connected to in my work. I always add a touch of green in every of my illustration, even a little.. tiny one! This is the color of the Earth and that means for me the color of Hope.

Blue - When I think of blue I think of my grandma's bedroom. She loves the color blue, and her bedroom has always been dedicated to this color. The walls, the fitted carpet, the curtains, everything. She has wonderful tastes, and a great ability to marry different shades of blue. It's a gorgeous bedroom, and could be featured in a decorating book me thinks!

Indigo/purple - The amazing tones of the sky at nightfall here in the south, at the sea. I'm living here since almost 5 years now, and this is something I definitely love. I feel lucky each time I can take a few minutes and stare at a beautiful nightfall... Most of the time I can see pink and orange tones as well, a pure chef d'oeuvre.

Violet/pink - Is the gorgeous color of my grandma's beautiful hydrangeas in her garden. As far as I remember, those (giant now) flowers have always been in her garden, and she really really cares about them.


Lanyardlady said...

A great idea for an interview. It's fascinating how each of us has different associations with each color, and how colors can trigger such emotional reactions in people. Thanks for the good read!

Hayley Egan said...

What a fantastic idea. I'll be reading!

Jessica S. said...

this is a great and oh-so-fun idea!

LuLu Mypinkturtle said...

Bonjour Shelagh! Talk to me about colours on a bleak day like today! This is a incredible project, very, very interesting and so much fun to read. Colors of the rainbow! I will talk about it in my blog next time I post and I will like it to your's for more exposure! Really enjoyed talented Anne-Julie Aubry's color description! Take care, LuLu

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much again Shelagh, a truly fun experience :)

Unknown said...

Great idea for such a lovely interview!!♥

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Springtime Blossoms is gorgeous! I love the color orange and this painting is so vibrant!

Anna ziliz said...

nice idea to take a interview by the color of the rainbow ! i love anne julie's work and i appreciate to discover many secret like the yellow car…that was funny ^^

Sabbio said...

Really nice perspective for an interview...and I'm glad to know more about Anne-Julie ^^ said...

A great idea for an interview.