One look at the canvas portraits of Parisian artist Amylee and a certain happiness ensues. Poppy bright colors mix with femininity in a whimsical, joyous manner on her canvas portraitures. Born in Nimes, France, Amylee then studied art in the south of France before making her way to the capital. In Paris, she worked in the fashion and design industry, which only fueled her passion and energy for creating slightly psychedelic and colorful visual works.
Amylee enjoys adding flowers and a multitude of patterns to her current series of paintings and it’s no wonder that she loves to incorporate Royal Design Studio Stencils to her canvas works. Using the Medium Bloomers Stencil Set, she created a vibrant flower garden as a background to her gorgeous subject. She wrote about this particular stenciled painting on her French blog.
From Pencil Drawing to Colorful Finish
Amylee working in her studio atelier
Combining patterns and colors in visually pleasing ways
As much as she pours her energy and heart into her artworks, she also nurtures her presence on social media and enjoys the opportunity to stay in conversation with her fans and friends. Amylee was kind enough to take the time to chat with us about her studio and her artistry. So, let’s take a quick peek into the world of artist Amylee .
How would you describe the kind of artwork that is created at your studio?
I’m a professional artist specializing in figurative art, pop colors, and portraits acrylic paintings. In my studio I only have colorful portraits with motifs like flowers or the 70’s wallpaper.
How did you go about designing your studio? What things were essential and what do you have just for inspiration?
My studio is in a Parisian flat and it’s not so big. It’s a small atelier that is very practical and functional. For inspiration I work with books, fashion magazines, colors in art exhibitions or on the streets, stencils, old wallpapers.
How do you determine which patterns and colors will work for you on a certain piece?
It is mainly impulse that guides my hand on canvas.
Any tips for organizing materials and tools as well as creative time?
I am very organized so my studio is still quite tidy. I work better in a light space. I will soon have a custom trolley that my cousin will make me. It’s very practical and I could put everything on it.
What do you think are studio “must haves”?
Light and space, but sometimes it’s difficult to have space in a small atelier. A good wooden easel is very important, too!
Whether it’s the flower-filled hairstyles, layers of patterned motifs, glittery-glam accents or colorful details, one is instantly able to feel the fun, eclectic allure of Amylee’s portraits. She has current gallery exhibitions in France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium as well as the United States and is working on two new art exhibitions this summer in the South of France. We hope you’ve enjoyed meeting the effervescent Amylee as well as our light and happy tête-à-tête about art – please be sure to reach out to her on Facebook or Instagram and keep up with her lovely artistry on her blog, Amylee Paris.