Vuela Loves: Art by Aurore De La Morinerie
I was instantly drawn to the muted palette, simplicity and beauty of the artwork by French artist and illustrator Aurore De La Morinerie. She graduated as a fashion designer from the Ecole Supérieure Des Arts Appliqués Duperré, in Paris. Years of training in calligraphy and Chinese Painting along with her travels to China and Japan inform her technique and style expression. She describes her execution, as an attempt to "transcribe the inner essence of beings and things in a more allusive than descriptive way."
Her impressive work includes watercolor, painting or ink for different fields such as fashion, design and architecture. Her personal work features themes of nature from landscapes to animals. She has worked with magazines and prestigious fashion houses such as Maison Margiela, Hermes and Alaia. Some of my favorites are her elegant ink and watercolor paintings of fashion silhouettes as well as monotype tehniques. We're delighted to share a brief interview with this talented artist!
You've worked with an amazing roster of fashion houses and designers. How did you get started as a fashion illustrator or artist?
I graduated from the National school of Arts Aplliqués Duppéré in Paris in Fashion section. I started my freelance work as an illustrator in the 1990s. I love to draw for fashion, because it is a very exciting world. But I always had personal work as an artist.
Where do you find inspiration for your work?
From my travels. I have a passion for Japan, China and India. And the arts in general from painting to photography.
What are your current projects?
on my website featuring limited edition art realized in my studio. And I will propose new products very soon. I met magazine Art directors, my agent Steven Pranica and a lot of nice people during a recent trip to New York. I hope to continue and realize projects in the USA.
It's hard to choose, each neighborhood has its charm and I like to explore on foot shops as well as museums and architecture.
What are your favorite spots to hang out in Paris, hidden gems to explore?
Favorite Paris cafes or eateries?
I love the small popular restaurants of my district as much as the mythical places of Paris (the bars of the big hotels) and test foreign restaurants.
Favorite markets, shops or local designers?
When I want to get inspiration, I visit the department store Le Bon marché and Colette’s shop.
I have a passion for nature, so there is a lot of place in France and in the world.
What are your favorite travel spots?