"I represent the atmosphere and emotions associated with a landscape.
My paintings are compilations of moments and places." - Flo
New Mexico, Vietnam, Paris, Provence, or the Imaginary
Whether Flo de Bretagne is working on an abstract landscape inspired by New Mexico or the French countryside, Flo always uses a colorful palette with layers of depth. Among the places that have most influenced her art are India, Mexico and New Mexico for their vibrant colors and artistry. Her French works find their roots in her childhood in France before moving to California in her early thirties. She returns to France regularly to search for new inspiration and showcase her work.
In her imaginary French landscapes, Flo shares her personal vision of France with small fields and charming little homes. Instead of aiming to represent a particular site and limiting the image to that spot, she leaves it open to interpretation. Her work allows the viewer to let themselves travel into their dream location, to be transported into space and time, to go wherever their heart most deeply desires.
"Oh, the Places You'll Go!" -Dr. Seuss
"Every time I travel, my eyes are searching for inspiration in the various cultures I learn about. I am always grateful to find treasures along the way: a street mural, a visit to a local museum, or simply the people's clothes like a beautiful yellow kaftan dress with numerous patterns. I keep all of these new elements in mind, until I am back in my studio where I can finally incorporate them into my current work." - Flo
Flo de Bretagne is a storyteller through art. In her landscape series she shares her souvenirs and her vision of places. Sometimes, she chooses to combine several places to make her own unique landscape. Some of her landscape paintings are part of public collections and have been put in hospitals.