Forêts imaginaires. Natures rêvées

Peintures et dessins de l'artiste Valérie Auriel

Let’s wander in the forest

“My forest and jungle painting evokes a world of dreams, of archetypes. My pictorial approach revolves around creating pictures that can be read in many ways, and provoking uncertainty. I create figurative paintings, but they are certainly not illustrative. I aim to shape an atmosphere that can be interpreted in different ways.”

From Doré

A free and colorful interpretation of engraved Gustave Doré landscapes


Nature for its profusion of colors and shapes. Enter the heart of nature in this series of jungle painting

Stories & riddles

Collage is a wonderful incitement to diversion and daydreaming

A dreamlike and mysterious universe


I’m a dreamer who find inspiration in fairy tales, myths of popular culture and “imaginary elsewhere”. In my forest and jungle paintings, wild animals interact with humans, women become magicians, forests evoke the Garden of Eden, the jungles of Douanier Rousseau or Gauguin. From memories, personal photographs, literary or artistic references, I create a dreamlike, mysterious and mischievous world.

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My last work online

Detail of a work inspired by Gustave Doré engravings…

See the Silent River